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Afroedura haackei ONDERSTALL, 1984

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Haacke’s Flat Gecko, Haacke’s Rock Gecko 
SynonymAfroedura pondolia haackei ONDERSTALL 1984
Afroedura multiporis haackei — JACOBSON 1992: 22
Afroedura pondolia haackei — KLUGE 1993: 3
Afroedura multiporis haackei — BRANCH 1998
Afroedura multiporis haackei — RÖSLER 2000: 58
Afroedura multiporis haackei — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013
Afroedura multiporis haackei — BATES et al. 2014: 96
Afroedura haackei — JACOBSEN et al. 2014 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Transvaal)

Type locality: Farm Rhenosterkop (25°30’S, 31°00’E), 195 JU Nelspruit District, 6 km SE of Nelspruit, Transvaal (now Mpumalanga), South Africa. Note that the locality is recorded as 6 km ‘S’ of Nelspruit in the catalogue, not as ‘SE’ as in the original description.  
TypesHolotype: DNMNH (= TM) 39540, adult male, collected by D. Onderstall, 8 December 1970 
EtymologyNamed after Wulf D. Haacke (1936-2021), curator of Herpetology, Transvaal Museum (Pretoria). See Bates et al. 2022 for an obituary and bibliography. 
  • Barts, M. & Hulbert, F. 2004. Die Geckos der Welt. Draco 5 (18): 4-17 - get paper here
  • Barts, M.; Hulbert, F. & Haacke, W.D. 2005. Beobachtungen zur Eignung abgestorbener Aloe marlothii als Unterschlupf für Echsen im nordöstlichen Südafrika. Sauria 27 (1): 15-17 - get paper here
  • Bates, Michael F; Graham J Alexander & Aaron M Bauer 2022. Tribute to a legend of southern African herpetology: Wulf Dietrich Haacke (1936–2021), with a bibliography of his herpetological contributions, African Journal of Herpetology, - get paper here
  • Branch, W. R. 1998. Field Guide to the Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. 3rd ed. Fully Revised and Updated to Include 83 New Species. Ralph Curtis Books (Sanibel Island, Florida), 399 pp.
  • FitzSimons, V. F. 1930. Descriptions of new South African Reptilia and Batrachia, with distribution records of allied species in the Transvaal Museum collection. Annals Transvaal Mus. 14: 20-48. - get paper here
  • Jacobsen, N.H.G. 1992. Flat Geckos Genus Afroedura in the Transvaal. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa (40): 22-25 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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
  • Onderstall, D. 1984. Descriptions of two new subspecies of Afroedura pondolia (Hewitt) and a discussion of species groups within the genus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Annals Transvaal Museum 33: 497-509 - get paper here
  • Power, J.H. 1935. A contribution to the herpetology of Pondoland. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1935: 333-346
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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