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Afroedura amatolica (HEWITT, 1925)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Amatola Flat Gecko, Amatola Rock Gecko 
SynonymOedura amatolica HEWITT 1925: 349
Oedura amatolica — FITZSIMONS 1930: 23
Afroedura amatolica — WELCH 1994
Afroedura amatolica — JACOBSEN et al. 2014 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (SE Cape Province, Amatola and Katberg Mountains)

Type locality: near Hogsback (elevation: 6000 feet), Amatola Range, Cape Province  
TypesSyntypes: PEM 9439-9441 
CommentSynonymy: Has been synonymized with Afroedura nivaria by LOVERIDGE 1947, Wermuth 1965, and others.

Type not in South Africa fide SAMA catalog (Anonymous 1958). 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • Bates, M.F.; Branch, W.R., Bauer, A.M.; Burger, M., Marais, J.; Alexander, G.J. & de Villliers, M.S. (eds.) 2014. Atlas and Red List of the Reptiles of South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland. Suricata 1. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, 512 pp.
  • Branch, W.R.; Branch, R.E; Branch, M.S. 1990. Life History Note: Afroedura amatolica: Reproduction. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa (37): 49-49 - get paper here
  • CONRADIE, WERNER; WILLIAM R. BRANCH, & GILLIAN WATSON 2019. Type specimens in the Port Elizabeth Museum, South Africa, including the historically important Albany Museum collection. Part 2: Reptiles (Squamata). Zootaxa 4576 (1): 001–045 - get paper here
  • Essex, R. 1925. Descriptions of two new species of the genus Acontias and notes on some other lizards found in the Cape Province. Rec. Albany Mus. 3: 332-342.
  • Hewitt, J. 1925. On some new species of Reptiles and Amphibians from South Africa. Rec. Albany Mus. (Grahamstown) 3: 343-370
  • JACOBSEN, NIELS H. G.; ARIANNA L. KUHN, TODD R. JACKMAN & AARON M. BAUER 2014. A phylogenetic analysis of the southern African gecko genus Afroedura Loveridge (Squamata: Gekkonidae), with the description of nine new species from Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces of South Africa. Zootaxa 3846 (4): 451–501 - get paper here
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