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Afroedura marleyi (FITZSIMONS, 1930)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Marley’s Flat Gecko, Marley’s Rock Gecko 
SynonymOedura marleyi FITZSIMONS 1930: 22
Afroedura pondolia marleyi — LOVERIDGE 1947: 262
Afroedura marleyi — BRANCH 1998: 234
Afroedura marleyi — BARTS & HULBERT 2004
Afroedura marleyi — BARTS et al. 2005
Afroedura marleyi — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013 
DistributionSwaziland, Zululand, Republic of South Africa

Type locality: False Bay, Zululand.  
TypesHolotype: DNMNH (= TM) 13184, half-grown male 
DiagnosisDescription: Loveridge 1947: 262. 
Etymologynamed after the collector of the types, H.W. Bell-Marley, Esq. 
  • 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
  • Barts, Mirko 2020. Afrikanische Felsengeckos: Feldnotizen und Terrarienhaltung von Arten der Gattung Afroedura (Loveridge, 1944) Teil IV: Afroedura marleyi (Fitzsimons, 1930). Sauria 42 (1): 28-32
  • 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, W.R.; Haagner, G.V. 1996. Life History Notes - Afroedura pondolia marleyi. African Herp News (25): 38-38 - get paper here
  • 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, 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
  • 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
  • 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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