Pachydactylus reconditus BAUER, LAMB & BRANCH, 2006
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pachydactylus reconditus?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Pachydactylus 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
|Distribution||Namibia (Windhoek, Rehoboth, Karibib, Gobabis, Okahandja, Omaruru Districts)|
Type locality: Namibia, Khomas Region Windhoek District, Windhoek.
|Types||Holotype: TM 32838 (Fig. 75 in BAUER et al. 2006), Adult female, coll. W.J. Steyn and A. Mitchell, 27 February 1965; paratypes: CAS, NMNW|
|Comment||Chresonymy 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.
|Etymology||ETYMOLOGY.—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.|
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