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Afroedura karroica (HEWITT, 1925)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Karoo Flat Gecko, Inland Rock Gecko 
SynonymOedura karroica HEWITT 1925: 348
Oedura karroica wilmoti HEWITT 1926: 446 (fide LOVERIDGE 1947)
Afroedura karroica karroica — LOVERIDGE 1947: 269
Afroedura karrioca karroica — WERMUTH 1965 (in error)
Afroedura karroica — WERMUTH 1965
Afroedura karroica — BRANCH 1998: 233
Afroedura karroica — BAUER in BATES et al. 2014: 93 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa

Type locality: Albany district, Cape Province  
TypesSyntypes: PEM R9479–503 (formerly AMG 5069), MCZ R-22090 etc.
Syntypes (25): PEM R9479–503 (formerly AMG 5069) [wilmoti] 
CommentSubspecies: Afroedura karroica halli (HEWITT 1935) is now considered as a valid species, hence karroica does not occur in Lesotho. 
  • 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. 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.
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • COLACICCO, F. 2017. Afrikanische Felsengeckos: Feldnotizen und Terrarienhaltung von Arten der Gattung Afroedura (Loveridge, 1944) Teil II: Afroedura karroica (Hewitt, 1925). Sauria 39 (4): 35-40 - 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
  • Hewitt, J. 1925. On some new species of Reptiles and Amphibians from South Africa. Rec. Albany Mus. (Grahamstown) 3: 343-370
  • Hewitt, J. 1926. Descriptions of some new species of batrachians and lizards from South Africa. Annals of the Natal Museum (Pietermaritzburg) 5: 435-448
  • Hewitt, J. 1935. Some new forms of batrachians and reptiles from South Africa. Rec. Albany Mus. 4: 283-357
  • 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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