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Lygodactylus ocellatus ROUX, 1907

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Spotted Dwarf Gecko, Ocellated Dwarf Gecko 
SynonymLygodactylus ocellatus ROUX 1907
Lygodactylus ocellatus — LOVERIDGE 1947: 217
Lygodactylus ocellatus — WERMUTH 1965: 104
Lygodactylus ocellatus — DAAN & HILLENIUS 1966: 131
Lygodactylus ocellatus — KLUGE 1993
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) ocellatus — RÖSLER 2000: 94
Lygodactylus ocellatus — RÖLL et al. 2010
Lygodactylus ocellatus ocellatus — BATES et al. 2014: 122
Lygodactylus ocellatus — TRAVERS et al. 2014 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Pretoria, C/N Transvaal), Swaziland

Type locality: Pretoria District, Transvaal.  
TypesLectotype: ZMA.RENA 11347 
DiagnosisDescription: Loveridge 1947: 217. 
EtymologyFrom lat. ocellus = diminuitive of oculus: eye; with ocellated scales or patches. 
  • 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.
  • Daan, S. & Hillenius,D. 1966. Catalogue of the type specimens of amphibians and reptiles in the Zoological Museum, Amsterdam. Beaufortia 13: 117-144
  • Haagner, G. V. 1990. Life History Note: Lygodactylus ocellatus: Reproduction. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa (37): 49-49 - get paper here
  • Hewitt, John 1911. Records of South African Lacertilia and Amphibia, Addenda and Corrigenda. Annals Transvaal Museum 3 (1): 42-55. - get paper here
  • Jacobsen, N.H.G. 1994. A new subspecies of Lygodactylus ocellatus (ROUX) (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae) from the Soutpansberg, South Africa. Journal of African Zoology 108 (3): 231-236.
  • Kirchhof, S., M. Krämer, J. Linden & K. Richter 2010. The reptile species assemblage of the Soutpansberg (Limpopo Province, South Africa) and its characteristics. Salamandra 46 (3): 147-166 - 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
  • 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
  • Röll, B. 2018. Tagaktive, kleine Geckos – die Gattung Lygodactylus. Reptilia 23 (132): 16-23
  • 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
  • Roux,J. 1907. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Fauna von Süd-Afrika. Ergebnisse einer Reise von Prof. Max Weber im Jahre 1894. VII. Lacertilia (Eidechsen). Zool. Jahrb., Abt. Syst., Geogr. Biol. Tiere (Jena), 25: 403-444 - get paper here
  • 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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