Pachydactylus mclachlani BAUER, LAMB & BRANCH, 2006
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Pachydactylus mclachlani BAUER, LAMB & BRANCH 2006: 670|
Pachydactylus weberi BAUER & LAMB 2005 (part.)
Pachydactylus mclachlani — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013
|Distribution||Namibia (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),
|Types||Holotype: NMNW R 10499 (Fig. 93): Adult male; coll. M. Griffin, 11 April 1997. PARATYPES: NMNW, CAS, TM.|
|Comment||HABITAT: under stones, Kalahari sand.|
Distribution: see map in BRANCH et al. 2011.
|Etymology||ETYMOLOGY.—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.|
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