Pachydactylus purcelli BOULENGER, 1910
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Purcell’s Gecko|
|Synonym||Pachydactylus serval purcelli BOULENGER 1910: 494|
P[achydactylus]. Purcelli — STERNFELD 1911: 398
Pachydactylus pardus STERNFELD 1911: 398
Pachydactylus[serval] purcelli MCLACHLAN & SPENCE 1966: 155
Pachydactylus serval purcelli — MERTENS 1971: 42
Pachydactylus purcelli — BAUER et al. 2006
Pachydactylus purcelli — BATES et al. 2014: 139
|Distribution||Republic of South Africa (Cape Province), Namibia (Karasburg and Keetmanshoop Districts)|
Type locality: “Touw’s River,” coll. W.F. Purcell. SAM [not located]: “Little Namaqualand”. Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
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|Types||Syntypes: SAM 1260–61, coll. Schlechter.|
|Comment||HABITAT: Arupicolous species which has been recorded from narrow cracks and |
under exfoliating flakes in shale, dolerite, Dwyka tillite, sandstone, and other outcrops in the Little Karoo and in sandstone and dolerite [from BAUER et al. 2006].
CONSERVATIONSTATUS.—Pachydactylus purcelliis widely distributed in western South Africa and is under no immediate threats.
Mertens (1955) restricted the type locality to “Townsriver [sic], Kap-Provinz”. Pachydactylus pardus was synonymized with P. purcelli by Methuen and Hewitt (1914) and this interpretation was endorsed by FitzSimons (1938).
|Etymology||Named after the collector of the type, W.F. Purcell.|
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