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Pachydactylus scutatus HEWITT, 1927

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Large-scaled gecko, Shielded Thicktoed Gecko
G: Rauhschuppen-Dickfingergecko 
SynonymPachydactylus scutatus HEWITT 1927: 395
Pachydactylus scutatus — KLUGE 1993
Pachydactylus scutatus — RÖSLER 2000: 99
Pachydactylus scutatus — BRANCH et al. 2017 
DistributionSW Angola, NW Republic of South Africa, N Namibia (S Damaraland)

Type locality: Kowaris (Kowares), Kaokoveld, Southwest-Africa. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
Types 
CommentEspecially young animals have a characteristic white (or yellow) band with dark borders on the dorsal side of their neck.

Subspecies: Pachydactylus scutatus angolensis LOVERIDGE 1944 and Pachydactylus scutatus robertsi FITZSIMONS 1938 have been elevated to species status by BAUER et al. 2006. 
References
  • Barts, M. 2003. Pachydactylus scutatus HEWITT. Sauria 25 (4): 2 - 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, 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.
  • Bauer, Aaron M., Trip Lamb, and William R. Branch 2002. A revision of Pachydactylus scutatus (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) with the description of a new species from northern Namibia. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 53 (3): 23-36 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Boone, J. & Barts, M. 2006. Die Dickfingergeckos des südlichen Afrikas. Teil VI: Freilandbeobachtungen und Terrariennachzucht des Rauhschuppen-Dickfingergeckos Pachydactylus scutatus HWEITT 1927. Sauria 28 (2): 47-53 - get paper here
  • Branch WR, Haacke W, Vaz Pinto P, Conradie W, Baptista N, Verburgt L, Verisimmo L 2017. Loveridge’s Angolan geckos, Afroedura karroica bogerti and Pachydactylus scutatus angolensis (Sauria, Gekkonidae): new distribution records, comments on type localities and taxonomic status. Zoosystematics and Evolution 93(1): 157-166. - get paper here
  • Fitzsimons,V.F.M. 1938. Transvaal Museum Expedition to South-West Africa and Little Namaqualand, May to August 1937 - Reptiles and Amphibians. Ann. Transvaal Mus. (Pretoria) 19 (2): 153-209 - 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
  • Loveridge, A. 1944. New geckos of the genera Afroedura, new genus, and Pachydactylus from Angola. American Museum Novitates 1254: 1-4 - 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, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
 
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