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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesPachydactylus punctatus amoenoides HEWITT 1935
Pachydactylus punctatus punctatus PETERS 1855 
Common NamesPointed Thick-toed Gecko, Speckled Thick-toed Gecko 
SynonymPachydactylus punctatus PETERS 1854: 615
Pachydactylus punctatus — BOULENGER 1885: 206
Pachydactylus brunnthaleri [WERNER 1913]
Pachydactylus punctatus brunnthaleri — HEWITT 1926: 478
Pachydactylus punctatus brunnthaleri — HEWITT 1927: 398
Pachydactylus punctatus langi FITZSIMONS 1932
Pachydactylus punctatus — KLUGE 1993
Pachydactylus punctatus — RÖSLER 2000: 99
Pachydactylus punctatus — BATES et al. 2014: 138

Pachydactylus punctatus amoenoides HEWITT 1935
Pachydactylus punctatus amoenoides HEWITT 1935: 314
Pachydactylus punctatus amoenoides — LOVERDIGE 1947: 356
Pachydactylus amoenoides — LAURENT 1964: 36
Pachydactylus amoenoides — WERMUTH 1965: 115
Pachydactylus punctatus amoenoides — DE LISLE et la. 2013: 184

Pachydactylus punctatus punctatus PETERS 1855
Pachydactylus punctatus punctatus — AUERBACH 1987: 84
Pachydactylus punctatus punctatus — RÖSLER 2000: 99 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa, Namibia, Angola, Mozambique, Botswana, Zambia, S Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Zimbabwe

Type locality: “Sena und Tette” [Mozambique]; restricted to “Tette” by designation of the lectotype.

amoenoides: Type locality: “Luderitzbucht, South West Africa”  
TypesLectotype: ZMB 4799 (designated by LOVERIDGE 1947; see also BAUER & GÜNTHER 1991)
Holotype: TM 14574 [langi]
Holotype: Albany Museum, adult male [amoenoides] 
CommentPachydactylus punctatus scherzi MERTENS 1954 has been elevated to species status. 
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