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Afroedura nivaria (BOULENGER, 1894)

IUCN Red List - Afroedura nivaria - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Mountain Flat Gecko, Drakensberg Rock Gecko 
SynonymOedura nivaria BOULENGER 1894: 609
Oedura nivaria — HEWITT 1927: 401
Afroedura nivaria — LOVERIDGE 1947: 263
Afroedura nivaria — WERMUTH 1965
Afroedura nivaria — RÖSLER 2000: 58
Afroedura nivara [sic] — BARTS & HULBERT 2004: 8
Afroedura nivaria — BATES et al. 2014: 97 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (SW Natal, E Cape Province, Orange Free State), Lesotho; elevation up to 2,500 m or higher.

Type locality: Summit of Drakensberg Range, Natal.  
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.23.62 (and possibly additional specimens). 
DiagnosisDescription: Loveridge 1947: 263. 
  • Barts, M. & Hulbert, F. 2004. Die Geckos der Welt. Draco 5 (18): 4-17 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Boulenger, George Albert 1894. Exhibition of, and remarks upon, a specimen of a new gecko from South Africa (Oedura nivaria). Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1894: 608 [page missing from Google books] - get paper here
  • Hewitt, J. 1927. Further descriptions of reptiles and batrachians from South Africa. Rec. Albany Mus. (Grahamstown) 3 (5): 371-415
  • 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
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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