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Lygodactylus bernardi FITZSIMONS, 1958

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: FitzSimons' Dwarf Gecko 
SynonymLygodactylus bernardi FITZSIMONS 1958
Lygodactylus bernardi — WERMUTH 1965: 102
Lygodactylus bernardi — KLUGE 1993
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) bernardi — RÖSLER 2000: 92
Lygodactylus barnardi — ALEXANDER & MARAIS 2007 (in error)
Lygodactylus bernardi — RÖLL et al. 2010
Lygodactylus bernardi — TRAVERS et al. 2014
Lygodactylus bernardi — GIPPNER et al. 2021 
DistributionE Zimbabwe (Inyanga District)

Type locality: Nyamaziwa, Inyanga District, Southern Rhodesia.  
TypesHolotype: DNMNH (= TM) 22419, male 
CommentSubspecies: Lygodactylus bernardi bonsi PASTEUR 1962 is now considered as a full species. 
  • Broadley, D.G. 1962. On some reptile collections from the North-Western and North-Eastern Districts of Southern Rhodesia 1958-1961, with descriptions of four new lizards. Occ. Pap. Nat. Mus. South. Rhodesia 26 (B): 787-843
  • FitzSimons, V. 1958. On a small collection of reptiles and aniphibians from the Inyanga District, S. Rhodesia. Occasional Papers of the National Museum of Southern Rhodesia, 3:204—214.
  • Gippner, Sven, Scott L Travers, Mark D Scherz, Timothy J Colston, Mariana L Lyra, Ashwini V Mohan, Malte Multzsch, et al. 2021. A Comprehensive Phylogeny of Dwarf Geckos of the Genus Lygodactylus, with Insights into Their Systematics and Morphological Variation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 107311 - 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
  • Pasteur, G. 1962. Notes préliminaires sur les lygodactyles (gekkonidés). II. Diagnose de quelques Lygodactylus d’Afrique. Bulletin l’Institut Fondamental d’Afrique Noire, 24 :606—614.
  • Röll, Beate; Heike Pröhl, Klaus-Peter Hoffmann 2010. Multigene phylogenetic analysis of Lygodactylus dwarf geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56 (1): 327-335 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Travers, Scott L.; Todd R. Jackman, Aaron M. Bauer 2014. A molecular phylogeny of Afromontane dwarf geckos (Lygodactylus) reveals a single radiation and increased species diversity in a South African montane center of endemism. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
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