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Pachydactylus maculatus GRAY, 1845

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Spotted Thick-toed Gecko 
SynonymPachydactylus maculatus GRAY 1845: 167
Pachydactylus maculatus — BOULENGER 1885: 206
Pachydactylus maculosa — BROCK 1932 (in error)
Pachydactylus maculatus albomarginatus HEWITT 1932 (fide LOVERIDGE)
Pachydactylus maculatus microlepis HEWITT 1935: 312 (fide LOVERIDGE)
Pachydactylus maculatus — LOVERIDGE 1947: 364
Pachydactylus maculatus — WERMUTH 1965: 120
Pachydactylus maculatus — KLUGE 1993
Pachydactylus maculatus — RÖSLER 2000: 98
Pachydactylus maculatus — BATES et al. 2014: 134 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Cape Province, S Zululand, Natal, Transkei, SE Transvaal), Swaziland

Type locality: South Africa  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1838.12.6.3
Syntypes (3): PEM R7625, R7632, R7634 (formerly AMG 6368) [albomarginatus]
Holotype: PEM R7731 (formerly AMG 5353) [microlepis] 
  • Barts, M.; Hulbert, F. & Haacke, W.D. 2005. Beobachtungen zur Eignung abgestorbener Aloe marlothii als Unterschlupf für Echsen im nordöstlichen Südafrika. Sauria 27 (1): 15-17 - get paper here
  • Bates, M.F.; Branch, W.R., Bauer, A.M.; Burger, M., Marais, J.; Alexander, G.J. & de Villliers, M.S. (eds.) 2014. Atlas and Red List of the Reptiles of South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland. Suricata 1. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, 512 pp.
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • Brock 1932. South Afr. J. Sci. (Johannesburg) 29: 508
  • CONRADIE, WERNER; WILLIAM R. BRANCH, & GILLIAN WATSON 2019. Type specimens in the Port Elizabeth Museum, South Africa, including the historically important Albany Museum collection. Part 2: Reptiles (Squamata). Zootaxa 4576 (1): 001–045 - get paper here
  • Essex, R. 1925. Descriptions of two new species of the genus Acontias and notes on some other lizards found in the Cape Province. Rec. Albany Mus. 3: 332-342.
  • Gray, J. E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman, London: xxvii + 289 pp. - get paper here
  • Haagner, G.V.; Branch, W.R.; Hall, R. 1993. Life History Notes - Pachydactylus maculatus. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa (42): 35-35 - get paper here
  • Hewitt, J. 1927. Further descriptions of reptiles and batrachians from South Africa. Rec. Albany Mus. (Grahamstown) 3 (5): 371-415
  • Hewitt, J. 1932. Some new species and subspecies of South African batrachians and lizards. Ann. Natal Mus. (Pietermaritzburg) 7 (1): 105-128
  • Hewitt, J. 1935. Some new forms of batrachians and reptiles from South Africa. Rec. Albany Mus. 4: 283-357
  • Loveridge, A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Venter, Jan A.; Werner Conradie 2015. A checklist of the reptiles and amphibians found in protected areas along the South African Wild Coast, with notes on conservation implications. Koedoe 57 (1): 1-25. doi: 10.4102/koedoe.v57i1.1247 - get paper here
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