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Chondrodactylus laevigatus (FISCHER, 1888)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Fischer's Thick-toed Gecko 
SynonymPachydactylus laevigatus FISCHER 1888: 15
Pachydactylus bibroni laevigatus — HEWITT 1927: 401
Pachydactylus laevigatus laevigatus — FITZSIMONS 1938
Pachydactylus laevigatus laevigatus — LOVERIDGE 1947: 399
Pachydactylus laevigatus laevigatus — WERMUTH 1965: 119
Pachydactylus laevigatus — KLUGE 1993
Pachydactylus turneri laevigatus — BRANCH 1998
Chondrodactylus laevigatus — MARQUES et al. 2018 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa, Namibia, Angola (Kamanyab)

Type locality: Aus, Südwest-Afrika.  
TypesHolotype: ZMH, Hamburg Museum (fide LOVERIDGE 1947: 399) 
CommentPachydactylus laevigatus fitzsimonsi LOVERIDGE 1947 and Pachydactylus laevigatus pulitzerae SCHMIDT 1933 have been elevated to full species status. BAUER & LAMB 2005 did not mention the former species though. 
  • Baptista NL, António T, Branch WR. 2019. The herpetofauna of Bicuar National Park and surroundings, southwestern Angola: a preliminary checklist. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13(2) [Special Section]: 96–130 (e203) - get paper here
  • Barts, M. 2004. Dickfingergeckos - Pachydactylus turneri & Pachydactylus bibronii. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 61 pp. - get paper here
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Branch, William R. & Haacke, Wulf D. 1993. The herpetofauna of the Kamanjab area and adjacent Damaraland, Namibia. Madoqua (Windhoek) 18 (2): 117-145.
  • Benyr, G. 1995. Systematik und Taxonomie der Geckos des Pachydactylus bibronii-laevigatus Komplexes (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae). Diploma thesis, Univ. Wien, 75 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.
  • Butler, B O; Ceríaco, L M P; Marques, M P; Bandeira, S; Júlio, T; Heinicke, M P & Bauer, A M; 2019. Herpetological survey of Huíla Province, Southwest Angola, including first records of Bicuar National Park. Herpetological Review 50 (2): 225-240 - get paper here
  • Fischer, Johann Gustav 1888. Über eine Kollektion Reptilien von Angra Pequenna. Jahrb. Hamburg. Wiss. Anst. 5: 11-17. - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hewitt, J. 1927. Further descriptions of reptiles and batrachians from South Africa. Rec. Albany Mus. (Grahamstown) 3 (5): 371-415
  • 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)
  • Rösler H 1982. Zum Verwechseln ahnlich: Pachydactylus bibronii bibronii (Smith 1864) und Pachydactylus laevigatus laevigatus (Fischer 1888) - zwei Geckos aus der Republik Südafrika. AQUARIA (ST GALLEN) 29 (12): 189-197
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Schmidt, Karl Patterson 1933. The reptiles of the Pulitzer Angola Expedition. Annals of the Carnegie Museum 22 (1): 1-15
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