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Pachydactylus reconditus BAUER, LAMB & BRANCH, 2006

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymPachydactylus reconditus BAUER, LAMB & BRANCH 2006: 661
Pachydactylus capensis — STERNFELD 1911: 14 (part.)
Pachydactylus Weberi — STERNFELD 1911: 14 (part.)
Pachydactylus weberi werneri — LOVERIDGE 1947: 394 (part.)
Pachydactylus weberi acuminatus — MERTENS 1955: 49 (part.)
Pachydactylus reconditus — GRAMENTZ 2009 
DistributionNamibia (Windhoek, Rehoboth, Karibib, Gobabis, Okahandja, Omaruru Districts)

Type locality: Namibia, Khomas Region Windhoek District, Windhoek.  
TypesHolotype: TM 32838 (Fig. 75 in BAUER et al. 2006), Adult female, coll. W.J. Steyn and A. Mitchell, 27 February 1965; paratypes: CAS, NMNW 
CommentChresonymy incomplete. This species has been regularly assigned to the species in the synonymy.

HABITAT: This species is rupicolous and is also found in edificarian habitats in and around Windhoek.

Distribution: see map in BRANCH et al. 2011. 
EtymologyETYMOLOGY.—The specific epithet is the Latin word reconditus, meaning hidden or concealed. It refers to the fact that this species, which has long been known from specimens, and which is common in and around Windhoek, has escaped recognition as a distinct species for almost 100 years. The name is formed in the masculine. 
  • 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. - get paper here
  • Branch, William R.; Aaron M. Bauer, Todd R. Jackman, and Matthew Heinicke 2011. A New Species of the Pachydactylus weberi Complex (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Namibrand Reserve, Southern Namibia. Breviora (524): 1-15. - get paper here
  • Gramentz, D. 2009. Die Dickfingergeckos des südlichen Afrikas. Teil X: Zur Ökologie und Ethologie von Pachydactylus reconditus Bauer, Lamb & Branch, 2006, in einem Trockenfluss in Zentral-Namibia. Sauria 31 (4): 35-41 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Loveridge, A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Mertens,R. 1955. Die Amphibien und Reptilien Südwestafrikas. Aus den Ergebnissen einer im Jahre 1952 ausgeführten Reise. Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. (Frankfurt) 490: 1-172 - get paper here
  • Sternfeld, Richard 1911. Die Fauna der deutschen Kolonien: Die Reptilien (ausser den Schlangen) und Amphibien von Deutsch-Südwestafrika. Herausgegeben vom Zoologischen Museum Berlin, Reihe 4, Heft 2, Berlin: R. Friedländer & S., i-iv + 1-65.
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