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Narudasia festiva METHUEN & HEWITT, 1914

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymNarudasia festiva METHUEN & HEWITT 1914
Quedenfeldtia festiva — LOVERIDGE 1947: 69
Narudasia festiva — UNDERWOOD 1954: 473
Narudasia festiva — WERMUTH 1965: 110
Narudasia festiva — KLUGE 1993
Narudasia festiva — RÖSLER 1995: 135
Narudasia festiva — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013
Narudasia festivae — BARTS 2021 (in error) 
DistributionC/S Namibia

Type locality: South Narudas, on the foothills of the Karas-Mountains, SW Africa.  
TypesType: DNMNH (= TM) 3038, BMNH 1946.8.20.47 (and possibly additional specimens). 
DiagnosisDescription: Loveridge 1947: 69. 
CommentThis is the only reptile genus that is strictly endemic to Namibia (although it may occur in neighbouring South Africa fide BAUER & BRANCH 2003)

Type species: Narudasia festiva METHUEN & HEWITT 1914 is the type species of the genus Narudasia METHUEN & HEWITT 1914. 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • Barts, M. 2021. Geckos aus dem südlichen Afrika. DATZ 2021 (5): 24-34
  • Barts, Mirko 2018. Haltung und Vermehrung von Narudasia festiva. Draco 16 (64): 46-49 [2015] - get paper here
  • Bauer, A.M., and Branch, W.R. 2003. The herpetofauna of the Richtersveld National Park, Northern Cape Province, Republic of South Africa. Herpetological Natural History 8: 111-160 [2001]
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • Daza, Juan D.; Aurich, Janina; Bauer, Aaron M. 2012. Anatomy of an enigma: an osteological investigation of the Namibian festive gecko (Narudasia festiva: Gekkonidae: Gekkota). Acta Zoologica 93 (4): 465-486 - get paper here
  • Hall, Margaret I. 2008. Comparative analysis of the size and shape of the lizard eye [corneal diameters and axial lengths of 116 lizard species]. Zoology 111 (1): 62-75 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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
  • Methuen,P.A. & Hewitt,J. 1914. [The Percy Sladen Memorial Expedition to Great Namaqualand 1912-1913.] Records and descriptions of the reptiles and batrachians of the collection. Annals Transvaal Mus. 4 (3): 117-145 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Underwood, Garth 1954. On the classifcation and evolution of geckos. Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 124 (3): 469-492
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