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Rhoptropus boultoni SCHMIDT, 1933

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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
Rhoptropus boultoni — WERMUTH 1965: 160
Rhoptropus boultoni — KLUGE 1993
Rhoptropus boultoni — RÖSLER 2000: 109
Rhoptropus boultoni — SCHNEIDER & BARTS 2014

Rhoptropus boultoni benguellensis MERTENS 1938
Rhoptropus boultoni benguellensis — LOVERIDGE 1947: 291
Rhoptropus boultoni benguellensis — WERMUTH 1965: 160
Rhoptropus boultoni benguellensis — SCHNEIDER & BARTS 2014

Rhoptropus boultoni montanus LAURENT 1964
Rhoptropus boultoni montanus — WERMUTH 1965: 161
Rhoptropus boultoni montanus — SCHNEIDER & BARTS 2014 
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. Map legend:
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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: FMNH 5634
Holotype: SMF 25275 [benguellensis]
Holotype: Museu Dundo 1854 [montanus] 
CommentMax. SVL 70mm [montanus: 42 mm, benguellensis: 56mm] 
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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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