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Ptenopus carpi BRAIN, 1962

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesNamib Chirping Gecko 
SynonymPtenopus carpi BRAIN 1962
Ptenopus carpi — WERMUTH 1965: 153
Ptenopus carpi — KLUGE 1993
Ptenopus carpi — RÖSLER 2000: 107
Ptenopus carpi — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013 
DistributionNamibia (Namib Desert)

Type locality: 1 mile north of the Kuisib River near Gobabeb, central Namib, South West Africa. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: TM 25973, adult male 
  • Brain, C. K. 1962. A review of the gecko genus Ptenopus with the description of a new species. Cimbebasia (1): 1-18.
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • Gramentz, D. 2008. Zum bioakustischen Verhalten von Ptenopus carpi BRAIN, 1961. Sauria 30 (1): 43-46 - 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
  • 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
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