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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesRhoptropus boultoni benguellensis MERTENS 1938
Rhoptropus boultoni boultoni SCHMIDT 1933
Rhoptropus boultoni montanus LAURENT 1964 
Common NamesBoulton’s Namib Day Gecko 
SynonymRhoptropus boultoni SCHMIDT 1933: 7
Rhoptropus boultoni — WERMUTH 1965: 160
Rhoptropus boultoni — KLUGE 1993
Rhoptropus boultoni — RÖSLER 2000: 109
Rhoptropus boultoni — SCHNEIDER & BARTS 2014
Rhoptropus boultoni — MARQUES et al.. 2018

Rhoptropus boultoni benguellensis MERTENS 1938
Rhoptropus boultoni benguellensis MERTENS 1938: 421
Rhoptropus afer benguellensis MERTENS 1938: 430
Rhoptropus boultoni benguellensis — LOVERIDGE 1947: 291
Rhoptropus boultoni benguellensis — WERMUTH 1965: 160
Rhoptropus boultoni benguellensis — SCHNEIDER & BARTS 2014
Rhoptropus benguellensis — MARQUES et al. 2018

Rhoptropus boultoni montanus LAURENT 1964
Rhoptropus boultoni montanus — WERMUTH 1965: 161
Rhoptropus boultoni montanus — BAUER & GOOD 1996: 644
Rhoptropus boultoni montanus — SCHNEIDER & BARTS 2014
Rhoptropus montanus — MARQUES et al. 2018 
DistributionAngola , Republic of South Africa, Namibia (Damaraland)

benguellensis: Benguela Province, Angola; Type locality: Cubal, Benguela Province, Angola.

montanus: only known from the type locality: Type locality: Boca da Humpata, area of Sá da Bandeira (1850 m elevation), Hufla, Angola.

Type locality: Pico Azevedo, Mossamedes, Angola.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: FMNH 5634
Holotype: SMF 25275 [benguellensis]
Holotype: MD 1854 (= Museu Dundo, Angola) [montanus] 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton (1901-1983), Curator of Birds at the Field Museum, Chicago. 
References
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Laurent, R.F. 1964. Reptiles et batraciens de l'Angola (troisième note). Companhia de Di amantes de Angola (Diamang), Serviços Culturais, Museu do Dundo (Angola), No. 67, 165 pp.
  • 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)
  • Mertens, R. 1938. Amphibien und Reptilien aus Angola, gesammelt von W. Schack. Senckenbergiana, 20: 425-443
  • 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.
  • Schmidt, Karl Patterson 1933. The reptiles of the Pulitzer Angola Expedition. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 22 (1): 1-15
  • Schneider, Christian and Mirko Barts. 2014. Die Geckos der Gattung Rhoptropus. Sauria 36 (3): 29-39
 
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