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Pachydactylus angolensis LOVERIDGE, 1944

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Angola Large-scaled gecko, Angolan Thicktoed Gecko
G: Angola-Dickfingergecko 
SynonymPachydactylus scutatus angolensis LOVERIDGE 1944
Pachydactylus scutatus angolensis — WERMUTH 1965: 122
Pachydactylus angolensis — BAUER et al. 2002
Pachydactylus angolensis — BRANCH et al. 2017 
DistributionAngola (Benguela), Southwest Africa (Kaokoveld)

Type locality: Hanha, Benguela, Angola. Restricted to Hanha do Norte (12°14'42”S, 13°42'27”E), approximately 20 km north-east of Lobito, Benguela Province, Angola, by Branch et al. 2017.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 47874 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Bauer, Aaron M., Trip Lamb, and William R. Branch 2002. A revision of Pachydactylus scutatus (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) with the description of a new species from northern Namibia. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 53 (3): 23-36 - get paper here
  • Branch WR, Haacke W, Vaz Pinto P, Conradie W, Baptista N, Verburgt L, Verisimmo L 2017. Loveridge’s Angolan geckos, Afroedura karroica bogerti and Pachydactylus scutatus angolensis (Sauria, Gekkonidae): new distribution records, comments on type localities and taxonomic status. Zoosystematics and Evolution 93(1): 157-166. - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1944. New geckos of the genera Afroedura, new genus, and Pachydactylus from Angola. American Museum Novitates 1254: 1-4 - 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)
  • Wermuth, H. 1965. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae, Xantusiidae. Das Tierreich (80): 1—246
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