Pachydactylus griffini BAUER, LAMB & BRANCH, 2006
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pachydactylus griffini?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Pachydactylus griffini BAUER, LAMB & BRANCH 2006: 667|
Pachydactylus purcelli — METHUEN & HEWITT 1914: 131 (part.)
Pachydactylus serval — BAUER & LAMB 2005: 116 (part.)
Pachydactylus griffini — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013
|Distribution||SE Namibia (Karasberg Mountains), elevation > 1000 m.|
Type locality: Namibia, Karas Region, Keetmanshoop District, 4 mi NWAroab on rd. to Keetmanshoop. Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Holotype: CAS 125855 (Fig. 90 in Bauer et al. 2006): Subadult female, coll. T.J. Papenfuss, 13 May 1970. Paratypes: CAS, MCZ, TM|
|Comment||HABITAT: Methuen and Hewitt reported that TM 3099 was collected on sandy soil, as were CAS 186294–95.|
Pachydactylus griffiniis sympatric with P. purcelliat Farm Narudas.
|Etymology||ETYMOLOGY.—The specific epithet of this Namibian endemic is a patronym honoring Mike Griffin, Senior Support Specialist, Ministry of the Environment and Tourism, Windhoek, Namibia. Mr. Griffin has contributed greatly to the knowledge and conservation of the herpetofauna of Namibia and for many years has provided support and advice during our research expeditions to Namibia.|
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