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Afroedura tirasensis HAACKE, 1965

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: African Rock Gecko 
SynonymAfroedura africana tirasensis HAACKE 1965
Afroedura africana tirasensis — MERTENS 1971
Afroedura africana tirasensis — BRANCH 1981
Afroedura africana tirasensis — ONDERSTALL 1984
Afroedura africana tirasensis — BRANCH 1998
Afroedura africana tirasensis — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013
Afroedura tirasensis — JACOBSEN et al. 2014 
DistributionNamibia (Karas)

Type locality: Farm Tiras (about 26°12’S, 16°35’E), Bethanie district, Karas Province, SWA (now Namibia).  
TypesHolotype: DNMNH (= TM) 28376, adult male 
Etymologynamed after the farm on which it was found. 
  • Boulenger,G.A. 1888. On new or little known South African reptiles. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 2: 136-141 - get paper here
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • Fitzsimons,V.F.M. 1938. Transvaal Museum Expedition to South-West Africa and Little Namaqualand, May to August 1937 - Reptiles and Amphibians. Annals Transvaal Mus. 19 (2): 153-209 - get paper here
  • Haacke, W. D. 1965. Additional notes on the herpetology of South West Africa with descriptions of two new subspecies of geckos. Cimbebasia (11):1-39
  • Herrmann, H.-W.; W.R. Branch 2013. Fifty years of herpetological research in the Namib Desert and Namibia with an updated and annotated species checklist. Journal of Arid Environments 93: 94–115 - 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
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