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Pachydactylus maraisi HEINICKE, ADDERLY, BAUER & JACKMAN, 2011

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPachydactylus maraisi HEINICKE, ADDERLY, BAUER & JACKMAN 2011 
Distributioncoastal C Namibia

Type locality: Namibia, Erongo Region, Swakopmund District, Hentiesbaai Road, 2.7 km S Wlotzkasbaken  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: CAS 193888, adult female; coll. A.M. Bauer, H.E. Robeck, D. King, and J.V. Vindum, 25 June 1993. (Note that this specimen will be donated to the National Museum of Namibia.) 
Comment 
EtymologyEtymology.”Named for our friend and colleague Johan Marais, collector of some individuals of the type series, and in recognition of his contributions to both academic and popular herpetology in southern Africa. The epithet is formed in the masculine genitive.” [from HEINICKE et al. 2011]. 
References
  • HEINICKE, MATTHEW P.; LAUREN M. ADDERLY, AARON M. BAUER & TODD R. JACKMAN 2011. A long-known new species of gecko allied to Pachydactylus bicolor (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the central Namibian coast. African Journal of Herpetology 60 (2): 11-129 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Kwet, Axel 2012. Liste der im Jahr 2011 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2012 (3): 46-57 - get paper here
 
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