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Chondrodactylus pulitzerae (SCHMIDT, 1933)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Pulitzer’s Thick-toed Gecko 
SynonymPachydactylus bibronii pulitzerae SCHMIDT 1933: 6
Pachydactylus bibronii pulitzerae — HELLMICH 1957
Pachydactylus laevigatus pulitzerae — BENYR 1995: 50
Pachydactylus turneri pulitzerae — BRANCH 1998
Chondrodactylus pulitzerae — CERIACO et al. 2014
Pachydactylus pulitzerae — FELDMAN et al. 2015
Chondrodactylus cf. pulitzerae — CONRADIE et al. 2016
Chondrodactylus pulitzerae — CERIACO et al. 2017 
DistributionN Namibia through S Angola.

Type locality: Pico Azevedo  
TypesHolotype: CM 5619, male; paratype: MCZ 
EtymologyNamed after Ralph Pulitzer (1879-1939), American heir, newspaper publisher and author, who is only mentioned in Schmidt’s description as a “member of the party” that was on the Pulitzer Angola expedition. 
  • 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.
  • Ceríaco, Luis M. P., Aaron M. Bauer, David C. Blackburn and Ana C. F. C. Lavres. 2014. The herpetofauna of the Capanda Dam Region, Malanje, Angola. Herpetological Review 45 (4): 667-674 - get paper here
  • CERÍACO, L. M. P.; A. M. BAUER, M. P. HEINECKE & D.C. BLACKBURN 2017. GEKKONIDAE: Chondrodactylus pulitzerae (Schmidt, 1933) - PULITZER’S THICK-TOED GECKO IN ANGOLA. African Herp News (64): 41-44 - get paper here
  • Conradie W, Bills R, and Branch WR. 2016. The herpetofauna of the Cubango, Cuito, and lower Cuando river catchments of south-eastern Angola. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 10 (2) [Special Section]: 6–36 - get paper here
  • Hellmich, W. 1957. Herpetologische Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise in Angola. Veröff. Zool. Staatssammlung München 5: 1-91 - 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. 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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