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Afroedura rondavelica JACOBSEN, KUHN, JACKMAN & BAUER, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Rondavels Rock Gecko 
SynonymAfroedura rondavelica JACOBSEN, KUHN, JACKMAN & BAUER 2014: 482 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Mpumalanga)

Type locality: Blyde River Nature Reserve, 24°34' S, 30°50' E, Pilgrim’s Rest District (2430DB), Mpumalanga Province, Republic of South Africa  
TypesHolotype: DNMNH (= TM) 81238, adult male, collector N. H. G. Jacobsen, 18 December 1991. Paratype. DNMNH (= TM) 81237, same data as for holotype. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A mid-sized Afroedura (to 55 mm SVL) differing from all other congeners by the following combination of characters: two pairs of enlarged subdigital lamellae per digit; tail cylindrical, weakly verticillate, with four subcaudal rows and seven supracaudal rows per verticil; dorsal scales smooth, 99–100 scale rows at midbody; a single internasal scale separating the nasorostrals; 7–9 precloacal pores in males. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe name refers to the ‘Three Rondavels,’ prominent mountain peaks in the Blyde River Nature Reserve with the appearance of round thatch roofed huts (= rondavels). The specimens were collected on cliff faces of one of these. 
  • 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
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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