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Pachydactylus vanzyli (STEYN & HAACKE, 1966)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesNamib Desert Gecko 
SynonymKaokogecko vanzyli STEYN & HAACKE 1966
Palmatogecko vanzyli — KLUGE 1993
Palmatogecko vanzyli — KLUGE & NUSSBAUM 1995
Palmatogecko vanzyli — RÖSLER 1995: 138
Kaokogecko vanzyli — RÖSLER 2000: 90
Pachydactylus vanzyli — BAUER & LAMB 2005
Pachydactylus vanzyli — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013 
DistributionNamibia (S Namib Desert, Kaokoveld), S Angola

Type locality: about 18 miles SW of Orupembe (±18°18’S, 12°17’E, 1800 feet elevation), Kaokoveld, SWA (now Namibia) [paratype locality fide  MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013] Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
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: CR 4000/7, paratypes: CR, TM 
CommentPicture in Reptilia (Münster) 11 (1): 10 (2006). 
  • 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.; Branch, William R. & Haacke, Wulf D. 1993. The herpetofauna of the Kamanjab area and adjacent Damaraland, Namibia. Madoqua (Windhoek) 18 (2): 117-145.
  • 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
  • Mashinini, P. L. and Mahlangu, L. M. 2013. An annotated catalogue of the types of gekkonid lizards (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) in the Herpetology collection of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, South Africa. Annals of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History 3: 165-181
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Steyn, W., and W. D. Haacke. 1966. A new webfooted gekko (Kaokogecko vanzyli gen. et. sp. nov.) from the north-western South West Africa. Cimbebasia (18): 1—23
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