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Rhoptropus diporus HAACKE, 1965

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymRhoptropus bradfieldi diporus HAACKE 1965
Rhoptropus bradfieldi diporus — BAUER et al. 1993
Rhoptropus diporus — BAUER & LAMB 2001
Rhoptropus diporus — ALEXANDER & MARAIS 2007
Rhoptropus diporus — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013 
DistributionNamibia (Kamanjab area)

Type locality: Farm Twyfelfontein (about 20°37’S, 14°20’E, district Outjo, SWA (now Namibia). 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.
 
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: TM 28238 
Comment 
References
  • BARTS, M., & BALLANDAT, S. 2009. Rhoptropus bradfieldi Hewitt, 1935 Reproduction. African Herp News (47): 39-40
  • 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, A. M. & T. Lamb 2001. A reconsideration of the systematic status of Rhoptropus bradfieldi diporus HAACKE 1965. African Journal of Herpetology 50(2): 71-78 - 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.
  • Cimatti, E. 2007. Namibia - Introduction to a vast territory. Reptilia (GB) (50): 58-67 - 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
  • Haacke, W. D. 1965. Additional notes on the herpetology of South West Africa with descriptions of two new subspecies of geckos. Cimbebasia (11):1-39
  • 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. 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
  • 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, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Schneider, Christian and Mirko Barts. 2014. Die Geckos der Gattung Rhoptropus. Sauria 36 (3): 29-39
 
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