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Pachydactylus scherzi MERTENS, 1954

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymPachydactylus punctatus scherzi MERTENS 1954
Pachydactylus punctatus scherzi — WERMUTH 1965: 121
Pachydactylus punctatus scherzi — KLUGE 1993
Pachydactylus scherzi — BAUER & BRANCH 1995
Pachydactylus scherzi — RÖSLER 2000: 99 
DistributionW Namibia (north of the Kuiseb River)

Type locality: Welwitschia-Fläche am Südrand des Brandberges, Südwest-Afrika. 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: SMF 45696, male 
  • Bauer A M. Branch W R. 1995. Geographic variation in western populations of the Pachydactylus punctatus complex (Reptilia Gekkonidae). Tropical Zoology 8 (1): 69-84 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Gates, Bruce C. 2004. Field Observations of the Thick-toed Gecko Pachydactylus scherzi Mertens, 1954 Near Namibia's Skeleton Coast. Gekko 4 (1): 18-22
  • Gates, Bruce C. 2006. Observations of the Thick-toed Gecko Pachydactylus scherzi Mertens, 1954 Near the Brandberg, Namibia. Gekko 5 (1): 2-4
  • 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
  • Mertens, R. 1954. Neue Eidechsen aus Südwest—Afrika. Senckenbergiana, 34:175—183
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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