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Pachydactylus otaviensis BAUER, LAMB & BRANCH, 2006

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPachydactylus otaviensis BAUER, LAMB & BRANCH 2006: 681
Pachydactylus weberi — BAUER & LAMB 2005: 116
Pachydactylus otaviensis — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013 
DistributionNamibia (Tsumeb District)

Type locality: Namibia, Oshikoto Region, Tsumeb District, Farm Uithoek. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: TM 45097 (Fig. 117): Adult male; coll. G. Voigt, 29 April 1974. Paratypes: TM. 
CommentHABITAT: mountain savanna, karstveld, broadleaf savanna: rocky dolerite mountains, rock cracks. 
EtymologyETYMOLOGY.—Named for the Otaviberge or Otavi Highlands, a low range of dolerite hills in northeastern Namibia to which this species appears to endemic. 
References
  • 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.
  • Bauer, Aaron M., Luis M. P. Ceríaco, Matthew P. Heinicke and David C. Blackburn. 2015. Geographic Distribution. Pachydactylus barnardi FitzSimons, 1941, Barnard's Rough Gecko. African Herp News (62): 35-37
  • 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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