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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBarnard’s Namib Day Gecko 
SynonymRhoptropus barnardi HEWITT 1926: 413
Rhoptropus barnardi — LOVERIDGE 1947: 289
Rhoptropus barnardi — WERMUTH 1965: 160
Rhoptropus barnardi — KLUGE 1993
Rhoptropus barnardi — RÖSLER 2000: 109
Rhoptropus barnardi — SCHNEIDER & BARTS 2014 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa, Angola, NW Namibia

Type locality: Eriksson’s Drift, Kunene River, Southwest Africa (= Angola)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: SAM 16639 
Diagnosis 
CommentMax. SVL 46 mm. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. Keppel Harcourt Barnard (1887-1964), a UK-born South African invertebrate zoologist particularly interested in marine crustaceans.  
References
  • Bauer A M. Good D A. 1996. Phylogenetic systematics of the day geckos, genus Rhoptropus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae), of south-western Africa. Journal of Zoology 238 (4): 635- 663
  • 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.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Cooper Jr., W.E. 2005. Duration of movement as a lizard foraging movement variable. Herpetologica 61 (4): 363-372 - get paper here
  • Gates, Bruce C. 2010. Day Geckos of Damaraland: Rhoptropus barnardi Hewitt, 1926, Rhoptropus boultoni Schmidt, 1933, and Rhoptropus diporus Haacke, 1965. Gekko 6 (1): 56-60
  • GOLDBERG, S.R. 2009. Rhoptropus barnardi. Reproduction. African Herp News (48): 15-16
  • 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. 1926. Descriptions of new and little known lizards and batrachians from South Africa. Annals of the South African Museum 20 (6): 413-431
  • Hewitt, J. 1935. Some new forms of batrachians and reptiles from South Africa. Rec. Albany Mus. 4: 283-357
  • Loveridge, A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Marques, Mariana P.; Luis M. P. Ceríaco , David C. Blackburn , and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. Diversity and Distribution of the Amphibians and Terrestrial Reptiles of Angola -- Atlas of Historical and Bibliographic Records (1840–2017). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 65: 1-501 (Supplement II)
  • Röll, Beate 1998. Rhoptropus barnardi Hewitt. Sauria (Suppl.) 20 (3): 427-430 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Schleicher, Alfred 2015. Reptilien Namibias. Namibia Scientific  Society, 276 pp.
  • Schneider, Christian and Mirko Barts. 2014. Die Geckos der Gattung Rhoptropus. Sauria 36 (3): 29-39
 
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