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Pachydactylus mclachlani BAUER, LAMB & BRANCH, 2006

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymPachydactylus mclachlani BAUER, LAMB & BRANCH 2006: 670
Pachydactylus weberi BAUER & LAMB 2005 (part.)
Pachydactylus mclachlani — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013 
DistributionNamibia (scattered localities in the Karasberge (Narudas), at Aroab on the western edge of the Kalahari, and along the Orange River between Sperlingsputs and Noordoewer)

Type locality: Namibia, Karas Region, Karasburg District, Noordoewer (28°39′48′′S, 17°49′23′′E),  
TypesHolotype: NMNW R 10499 (Fig. 93): Adult male; coll. M. Griffin, 11 April 1997. PARATYPES: NMNW, CAS, TM. 
CommentHABITAT: under stones, Kalahari sand.

Distribution: see map in BRANCH et al. 2011. 
EtymologyETYMOLOGY.—The specific epithet is a patronym honoring the late Geoff McLachlan (1923–2005), ornithologist and herpetologist, former director of the Port Elizabeth Museum and later Curator of Herpetology at the South African Museum. Geoff devoted much of his later life to the study of Pachydactylusand his pioneering studies on P. servaland its relatives highlighted the taxonomic difficulties of this group. 
  • Barts, M. & COLACICCO, F. 2017. Die Dickfingergeckos des südlichen Afrikas – Teil XXI Pachydactylus mclachlani Bauer, Lamb & Branch, 2006, mit Anmerkungen zu Pachydactylus griffini Bauer, Lamb & Branch, 2006 Sauria 39 (1): 41-46 - get paper here
  • Bauer, A.M. & Lamb, T. 2005. Phylogenetic relationships of southern African geckos in the Pachydactylus group (Squamata: Gekkonidae). African Journal of Herpetology 54 (2): 105-129 - get paper here
  • Bauer, Aaron M. Lamb, Trip. Branch, William R. 2006. A revision of the Pachydactylus serval and P. weberi groups (Reptilia: Gekkota: Gekkonidae) of Southern Africa, with the description of eight new species. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 57 (12-24):595-709. - get paper here
  • Branch, William R.; Aaron M. Bauer, Todd R. Jackman, and Matthew Heinicke 2011. A New Species of the Pachydactylus weberi Complex (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Namibrand Reserve, Southern Namibia. Breviora (524): 1-15. - 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
  • Mashinini, P. L. and Mahlangu, L. M. 2013. An annotated catalogue of the types of gekkonid lizards (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) in the Herpetology collection of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, South Africa. Annals of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History 3: 165-181
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