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Pachydactylus haackei BRANCH, BAUER & GOOD, 1996

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Haacke’s Thick-toed gecko
G: Haackes Dickfingergecko 
SynonymPachydactylus haackei BRANCH, BAUER & GOOD 1996
Pachydactylus namaquensis — METHUEN & HEWITT 1914: 128
Pachydactylus haackei — RÖSLER 2000: 98 
DistributionS Namibia, South Africa (Richtersveld)

Type locality: Farm Kuchanas, Great Karasberg, southern Namibia (27° 02’ S, 18° 43’ E). Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: PEM R9282 
CommentP. haackei is characterized by its more rounded or squared ear opening; high number of granules bordering the mental and adjacent infralabials (11-19), the general exclusion of the supralabial from the nostril (only 3.7% entry), and brighter, lighter colouration. 
EtymologyNamed after Wulf D. Haacke, curator of Herpetology, Transvaal Museum (Pretoria). 
References
  • Barts, M. 2002. Die Dickfingergeckos des südlichen Afrikas Teil III: Pachydactylus haackei BRANCH, BAUER & GOOD 1996. Sauria 24 (3): 13-18 - get paper here
  • Barts, M. 2006. Kurzmitteilung: Pachydactylus haackei, Haacke’s Dickfingergecko. Sauria 28 (1): 54 - get paper here
  • Barts, Mirko, Felix Hulbert, and Jon Boone 2005. A new locality record for Pachydactylus haackei Branch, Bauer and Good, 1996 at Augrabies National Park, Republic of South Africa. Russ. J. Herpetol. 12 (3): 237-239. - get paper here
  • BATES, M.F. 2011. Exceptional Contribution to African Herpetology: Wulf Haacke. African Herp News (53): 11-13
  • Bauer, A.M., and Branch, W.R. 2003. The herpetofauna of the Richtersveld National Park, Northern Cape Province, Republic of South Africa. Herpetological Natural History 8: 111-160 [2001]
  • Branch W R. Bauer A M. Good D A. 1996. A review of the Namaqua gecko, Pachydactylus namaquensis (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from southern Africa, with the description of two new species. South African J Zoology 31 (2): 53-69. - get paper here
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • Herrmann, H.-W.; W.R. Branch 2013. Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. Journal of Arid Environments 93: 94–115 - get paper here
  • Methuen,P.A. & Hewitt,J. 1914. [The Percy Sladen Memorial Expedition to Great Namaqualand 1912-1913.] Records and descriptions of the reptiles and batrachians of the collection. Ann. Transvaal Mus. (Pretoria) 4 (3): 117-145 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
 
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