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Lygodactylus chobiensis FITZSIMONS, 1932

IUCN Red List - Lygodactylus chobiensis - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Okavango Dwarf Gecko 
SynonymLygodactylus picturatus chobiensis FITZSIMONS 1932: 35
Lygodactylus picturatus chobiensis — LOVERIDGE 1947: 224
Lygodactylus picturatus chobiensis — PASTEUR 1960
Lygodactylus picturatus chobiensis — WERMUTH 1965: 106
Lygodactylus chobiensis — AUERBACH 1987: 88
Lygodactylus chobiensis — KLUGE 1993
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) chobiensis — RÖSLER 2000: 92
Lygodactylus cf. chobiensis — BRANCH et al. 2005
Lygodactylus chobiensis — RÖLL et al. 2010
Lygodactylus chobiensis — MARQUES et al. 2018 
DistributionNamibia, Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia

Type locality: Kabulabula, Chobe River, N Bechuanaland.  
TypesHolotype: DNMNH (= TM) 14580 
CommentDistribution: Despite the lack of precise published locality records for Lygodactylus chobiensis from Angola, the currently accepted distribution for the species includes portions of Angola (Haacke 1970; Branch 1998; Broadley and Martiz 2010, Marques et al. 2018). 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • Auerbach, R.D. 1987. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana. Mokwepa Consultants, Botswana, 295 pp.
  • Bedriaga, J. von 1886. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Lacertiden-Familie (Lacerta, Algiroides, Tropidosaura, Zerzumia, Bettaia). Abh. senckenb. naturf. Ges. (Frankfurt) 14: 17-444 - get paper here
  • Bittencourt-Silva GB. 2019. Herpetological survey of western Zambia. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13(2) [Special Section]: 1-28 (e181) - get paper here
  • Branch, W.R.; Rödel, M.-O. & Marais, J. 2005. Herpetological survey of the Niassa Game Reserve, northern Mozambique - Part I: Reptiles. Salamandra 41 (4): 195-214 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Castiglia, Riccardo and Flavia Annesi 2011. The phylogenetic position of Lygodactylus angularis and the utility of using the 16S rDNA gene for delimiting species in Lygodactylus (Squamata, Gekkonidae). Acta Herpetologica 6 (1): 35-45 - get paper here
  • FitzSimons, V. 1932. Preliminary descriptions of new forms of South African Reptilia and Amphibia, from the Vernay-Lang Kalahari Expedition, 1930. Annals Transvaal Mus. 15 (1): 35-40 - get paper here
  • Haagner,G.V.; Branch,W.R. & Haagner,A.J.F. 2000. Notes on a collection of reptiles from Zambia and adjacent areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Annals of the Eastern Cape Museum 1: 1 – 25
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Pasteur, G. 1960. Bull. Inst. franc. Afr. Noire, Dakar, (A) 22: 1442
  • Pietersen DW, Pietersen EW, Conradie W. 2017. Preliminary herpetological survey of Ngonye Falls and surrounding regions in south-western Zambia. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 11(1) [Special Section]: 24–43 (e148 - get paper here
  • PIETERSEN, D. W.; J. P. DAVIES & L. J. THOMPSON. 2018. Lygodactylus chobiensis - FitzSimons, 1932. African Herp News (67): 43 - get paper here
  • PORTIK, DANIEL M.; SCOTT L. TRAVERS, AARON M. BAUER, WILLIAM R. BRANCH 2013. A new species of Lygodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) endemic to Mount Namuli, an isolated ‘sky island’ of northern Mozambique. Zootaxa 3710 (5): 415–435 - get paper here
  • Röll, B. 2004. Tagaktive Zwerggeckos aus Afrika und Madagaskar: die Gattung Lygodactylus. Draco 5 (18): 18-27 - get paper here
  • Röll, Beate 2002. Delightful Dwarfs: Diurnal Geckos of the Genus Lygodactylus. Gekko 3 (2): 21-33
  • 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
  • Röll,B. 1999. Lygodactylus chobiensis FITZSIMONS. Sauria (Suppl.) 21 (3): 457-460 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Schleicher, Alfred 2015. Reptilien Namibias. Namibia Scientific  Society, 276 pp.
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