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Pachydactylus rugosus SMITH, 1849

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWrinkled Thick-toed Gecko, Rough Thick-toed Gecko, Rough-scaled gecko 
SynonymPachydactylus rugosus SMITH 1849
Pachydactylus rugosus — BOULENGER 1885: 204
Pachydactylus rugosus frater HEWITT 1935: 316 (fide MERTENS 1955)
Pachydactylus rugosus — FITZSIMONS & BRAIN 1958
Pachydactylus rugosus — WERMUTH 1965: 122
Pachydactylus rugosus rugosus — AUERBACH 1987: 85
Pachydactylus rugosus — KLUGE 1993
Pachydactylus rugosus — RÖSLER 2000: 99
Pachydactylus rugosus — BAUER 2013 (plates) 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (S Little Namaqualand, Cape Province),
Namibia, Botswana

Type locality: Interior of South Africa. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1865.5.4.103 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentP. formosus is listed by KLUGE (1993) as a valid species with question mark, but it is listed as subspecies of rugosus by RÖSLER 2000. LAMB & BAUER (2000) elevated P. rugosus barnardi and P. rugosus formosus to full species status. Distribution not yet corrected for elevation of barnardi and formosus to species status. 
References
  • Auerbach, R.D. 1987. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana. Mokwepa Consultants, Botswana, 295 pp.
  • Barts, M. 2010. Die Dickfingergeckos des südlichen Afrikas. Teil XI: Zur Haltung und Vermehrung von Pachydactylus rugosus SMITH, 1849. Sauria 32 (1): 3-12 - get paper here
  • Bauer, A.M. 2013. Geckos - The Animal Answer Guide. Johns Hopkins University Press, 159 pp.
  • 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., Luis M. P. Ceríaco, Matthew P. Heinicke and David C. Blackburn. 2015. Geographic Distribution. Pachydactylus barnardi FitzSimons, 1941, Barnard's Rough Gecko. African Herp News (62): 35-37
  • 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.
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • Cimatti, E. 2007. Namibia - Introduction to a vast territory. Reptilia (GB) (50): 58-67 - get paper here
  • Fitzsimons, V.F.M.; Brain, C.K. 1958. A Short account of the Reptiles of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park. Koedoe, 1(1): 99-104 - get paper here
  • Fitzsimons,V.F.M. 1941. Descriptions of some new lizards from South Africa and a frog from southern Rhodesia. Ann. Transvaal Mus. (Pretoria) 20 (3): 273-281 - get paper here
  • Furman, Joe 1993. In search of the rough-scaled gecko, Pachydactylus rugosus. Dactylus 2 (1): 17-19
  • Gramentz, D. & Barts, M. 2004. Der Schrecklaut von Pachydactylus rugosus A. SMITH 1849. Sauria, Berlin 26 (1): 23-26 - 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
  • Hewitt, J. 1927. Further descriptions of reptiles and batrachians from South Africa. Rec. Albany Mus. (Grahamstown) 3 (5): 371-415
  • Hewitt, J. 1935. Some new forms of batrachians and reptiles from South Africa. Rec. Albany Mus. 4: 283-357
  • Lamb, T. & A. M. BAUER 2000. Relationships of the Pachydactylus rugosus group of geckos (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae). African Zoology 35 (1): 55-67 - get paper here
  • McLachlan G R 1979. The taxonomy of Pachydactylus rugosus. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa (No. 21): 4-7 - 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
  • Pianka, Eric R. 1971. Lizard species density in the Kalahari Desert. Ecology 52 (6): 1024-1029 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Smith, A. 1849. Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa. 3 (Reptiles). Smith, Elder, and Co., London [facsimile published by Winchester Press, Johannesburg, 1977] - get paper here
 
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