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Pachydactylus mariquensis SMITH, 1849

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesCeres Thick-toed Gecko, Marico Thick-toed Gecko 
SynonymPachydactylus mariquensis SMITH 1849: 3
Pachydactylus mariquensis — BOULENGER 1885: 207
Pachydactylus mariquensis mariquensis — LOVERIDGE 1947: 346
Pachydactylus mariquensis mariquensis — WERMUTH 1965: 120
Pachydactylus mariquensis — KLUGE 1993
Pachydactylus mariquensis — RÖSLER 2000: 98
Pachydactylus mariquensis mariquensis — GIRARD 2001
Pachydactylus mariquensis — BAUER et al. 2011 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (S Victoria, E Cape Province, S Orange Free State, Little Namaqualand),
Namibia (Hardap)

Type locality: Interior of Southern Africa, towards the Tropic of Capricorn. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.26.16–9 
CommentSynonymy partly after WERMUTH 1965. Some authors synonymized and do not recognize macrolepis as a valid subspecies. 
EtymologyNamed after the Marico district where it actually does not occur (Bauer et al. 2011). 
References
  • BARTS, M. & F. MÜLLER 2009. On a Case of Double - headedness (Bicephalism) in Pachydactylus mariquensis latirostris Hewitt, 1923. Sauria 31 (1): 53-54 - get paper here
  • Bates M F 1993. Geographical Distribution: Pachydactylus mariquensis latirostris. Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa 42: 41. - get paper here
  • Bauer A M 1990. Pachydactylus mariquensis latirostris. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa 37: 57. - get paper here
  • Bauer A M 1991. Pachydactylus mariquensis mariquensis. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa 39: 19-20. - get paper here
  • 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]
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Matthew P. Heinicke, Todd R. Jackman & William R. Branch 2011. Systematics of the Pachydactylus mariquensis group of geckos (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae): Status of P. mariquensis latirostris, P. m. macrolepis and P. amoenus. Navorsinge nas. Mus., Bloemfontein 27 (4): 85-107
  • 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.
  • Conradie, Werner; Brian Reeves , Neil Brown, & Jan A. Venter 2016. Herpetofauna of the Oviston, Commando Drift and Tsolwana nature reserves in the arid interior of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa Indago Vol. 32 (2016) 81 - get paper here
  • Fitzsimons,V.F.M. 1939. Descriptions of some new species and subspecies of lizards from South Africa. Ann. Transvaal Mus. (Pretoria) 20 (1): 5-16
  • Girard, Francis 2001. Maintenance and Captive Reproduction of the South African Terrestrial Gecko, Pachydactylus mariquensis. Gekko 2 (1): 7-11
  • 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
  • Hewitt, J. 1923. Descriptions of two new S. African geckos of the genus Pachydactylus. Annals of the Natal Museum, 5:67-71
  • Hewitt, J. 1927. Further descriptions of reptiles and batrachians from South Africa. Rec. Albany Mus. (Grahamstown) 3 (5): 371-415
  • Loveridge, A. 1936. African reptiles and amphibians in the Field Museum of Natural History. Zool. Ser. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Chicago, 22 (1): 1-122 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Smith, A. 1849. Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa. 3 (Reptiles). Smith, Elder, and Co., London [facsimile published by Winchester Press, Johannesburg, 1977] - get paper here
  • WITBERG, M. 2011. Pachydactylus mariquensis (Wermuth, 1965). African Herp News (53): 53-54
 
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