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Homopholis mulleri VISSER, 1987

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Muller's Velvet Gecko 
SynonymHomopholis mulleri VISSER 1987
Platypholis mulleri — KLUGE 1993
Homopholis mulleri — KLUGE & NUSSBAUM 1995
Homopholis mulleri — RÖSLER 2000: 89
Homopholis mulleri — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Limpopo Province, N Transvaal)

Type locality: farm ‘Command’, No. 588 Messina District, just east of Huntleigh Siding (22°43’S, 29°52’E) and 30 km northeast of Waterpoort, northern Transvaal (now Limpopo Province).  
TypesHolotype: DNMNH (= TM) 64393, adult male 
CommentHabitat.—Known only from open mixed mopane veld, living under loose bark and in holes in trees such as marula (Sclerocarya birrea) and knobthorn (Acacia nigrescens) at 700–800 m asl. 
Etymologynamed after the collector of the types, D. Muller (and J. Visser). 
  • Bates, M.F.; Branch, W.R., Bauer, A.M.; Burger, M., Marais, J.; Alexander, G.J. & de Villliers, M.S. (eds.) 2014. Atlas and Red List of the Reptiles of South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland. Suricata 1. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, 512 pp.
  • Bauer, A.M. 2013. Geckos - The Animal Answer Guide. Johns Hopkins University Press, 159 pp.
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Broadley, Donald G.; Todd R. Jackman & Aaron M. Bauer 2014. A review of the genus Homopholis Boulenger (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) in southern Africa. African Journal of Herpetology 63 (2): 109-126; DOI: 10.1080/21564574.2014.930071 - get paper here
  • Kluge,A.G. & Nussbaum,R.A. 1995. A review of African-Madagascan gekkonid lizard phylogeny and biogeography (Squamata). Misc. Pub. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan 183: 1-20 - 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
  • PETFORD, M. & R. VAN HUYSSTEEN 2017. GEKKONIDAE: Homopholis mulleri Visser 1987 Muller’s Velvet Gecko. African Herp News (65): 38-39 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Visser J 1987. A new Homopholis (Sauria, Gekkonidae) from the northern Transvaal with a discussion of some generic characters. South African J Zoology 22 (2) 1987: 110-114 - get paper here
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