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Pachydactylus rangei (ANDERSSON, 1908)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Sauria (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Namib Sand Gecko, Web-footed gecko
G: Namibgecko, Wüstengecko, Sandgecko, Schwimmfußgecko 
SynonymPalmatogecko rangei ANDERSSON 1908
Syndactylosaura schultzei WERNER 1910 (fide LOVERIDGE 1947)
Palmatogecko rangei — LOVERIDGE 1947: 36
Palmatogecko rangei — WERMUTH 1965: 124
Palmatogecko rangei — KLUGE 1993
Palmatogecko rangei — RÖSLER 1995: 137
Palmatogecko rangeri [sic] — PIANKA & VITT 2003
Pachydactylus rangei — BAUER & LAMB 2005 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa, S Angola, Namibia (Lüderitz-Bucht)

Type locality: Lüderitz-Bucht, Southwest Africa. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: MWNH 460 
CommentType Species: Palmatogecko rangei is the type species of the genus Palmatogecko. 
References
  • Andersson, L. G. 1908. A remarkable new gecko from South— Africa and a new Stenocercus—species from South—America in the Natural History Museum in Wiesbaden. Jahrbüchern des Nassauischen Vereins für Naturkunde in Wiesbaden, 61:299-306
  • Arth, S. & Baus, S. 2012. Der Palmatogecko, Pachydactylus rangei. Natur und Tier Verlag, 64 pp. - get paper here
  • Barts, M. & Hulbert, F. 2004. Die Geckos der Welt. Draco 5 (18): 4-17 - 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, A.M., and Branch, W.R. 2003. The herpetofauna of the Richtersveld National Park, Northern Cape Province, Republic of South Africa. Herpetological Natural History 8: 111-160 [2001]
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Branch, William R. & Haacke, Wulf D. 1993. The herpetofauna of the Kamanjab area and adjacent Damaraland, Namibia. Madoqua (Windhoek), 18 (2): 117-145.
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • CUNNINGHAM, P. 2013. Pachydactylus rangei (Andersson, 1908) African Herp News (59): 56-59
  • Furman, J. 1994. Field Observation, Captive Husbandry and Breeding of the Web- Footed Gecko, Palmatogecko rangei Jour. Int. Gecko Soc. 2 (3): 102-106
  • Loveridge,A. 1936. African reptiles and amphibians in the Field Museum of Natural History. Zool. Ser. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Chicago, 22 (1): 1-122 - get paper here
  • Loveridge,A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Schenk,S.,S.Wolf 2008. Zur Haltung und Nachzucht des Palmatogeckos,Pachydactylus rangei ANDERSSON,1908. TERRARIA 13:60-65
  • Werner,F. 1910. Reptilia et Amphibia. In Schultze, L., Zoologische und anthropologische Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise im westlichen und zentralen Südafrika. Band IV, Systematik und Tiergeographie Vertebrata B. Denkschr. Med.-Nat. Wiss. GeselI. Jena 16: 279-370 [1910] - get paper here
 
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