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Afrogecko ansorgii (BOULENGER, 1907)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymPhyllodactylus ansorgii BOULENGER 1907: 212
Phyllodactylus ansorgii — LOVERIDGE 1947: 246
Phyllodactylus ansorgii — KLUGE 1993
Afrogecko ansorgii — BAUER et al. 1997: 476
Afrogecko ansorgii — HEINICKE et al. 2014 
DistributionAngola (Maconjo/Benguela; Mocamedes Province)

Type locality: Maconjo, Benguela, Angola; restricted to the vicinity of the streams Conjo, Conjo Pequeno, and Cocumba (12°52’S, 13°21’E, 355 m asl), 20 km south of Uche, Benguela Province, Angola, by Vaz Pinto et al. 2019.  
TypesTypes: BMNH 1946.8.24.52-53 (NHMUK) 
DiagnosisDescription: Loveridge 1947: 246. 
CommentTypes: This species is only known from the type specimens (Heinicke et al. 2014). 
Etymologynamed after the collector of the type, Dr. W.J. Ansorge. 
  • Bauer A M. Good D A. Branch W R. 1997. The taxonomy of the Southern African leaf-toed geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae), with a review of Old World "Phyllodactylus" and the description of five new genera. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 49 (14): 447-497. - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1907. Descriptions of three new lizards and a new frog, discovered by Dr. W. J. Ansorge in Angola. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (7) 19: 212—214. - get paper here
  • Heinicke, Matthew P.; Juan D. Daza, Eli Greenbaum, Todd R. Jackman & Aaron M. Bauer 2014. Phylogeny, taxonomy and biogeography of a circum-Indian Ocean clade of leaf-toed geckos (Reptilia: Gekkota), with a description of two new genera. Systematics and Biodiversity 12 (1): 23-42, DOI:10.1080/14772000.2013.877999 - 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
  • Marques, Mariana P.; Luis M. P. Ceríaco , David C. Blackburn , and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. Diversity and Distribution of the Amphibians and Terrestrial Reptiles of Angola -- Atlas of Historical and Bibliographic Records (1840–2017). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 65: 1-501 (Supplement II)
  • Vaz Pinto P, Luis Veríssimo L, Branch WR. 2019. Hiding in the bushes for 110 years: rediscovery of an iconic Angolan gecko (Afrogecko ansorgii Boulenger, 1907, Sauria: Gekkonidae). Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13(2) [Special Section]: 29–41 (e182) - get paper here
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