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Pachydactylus gaiasensis STEYN & MITCHELL, 1967

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Brandberg Thick-toed Gecko 
SynonymPachydactylus oreophilus gaiasensis STEYN & MITCHELL 1967
Pachydactylus gaiasensis — KLUGE 1993
Pachydactylus gaiasensis — RÖSLER 2000: 98
Pachydactylus gaiasensis — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013 

Type locality: vicinity of Gaias on a sand-stone outcrop in the southern Kaokoveld approximately 40 miles northwest of the Brandberg (Namibia) [paratype locality]  
TypesHolotype: NMNW (= SMW) 445117 (fide De Lisle et al. 2013). Also given as CR 4450/7, adulte female (Windhoek State Museum); paratypes: NMNW (CR) 
  • Barts, M. 2016. Die Dickfingergeckos des südlichen Afrikas Teil XX: Der Brandberg-Gecko Pachydactylus gaiasensis Steyn & Mitchell, 1967. Sauria 38 (4): 41-46 - get paper here
  • Barts, Mirko & Stefan Ballandat 2018. Vom Ugab nach Gaias – ein Abenteuer im nördlichen Namibia. Draco 16 (64): 36-44 [2015] - get paper here
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Branch, William R. & Haacke, Wulf D. 1993. The herpetofauna of the Kamanjab area and adjacent Damaraland, Namibia. Madoqua (Windhoek) 18 (2): 117-145.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Steyn, W., and J. L. Mitchell. 1967. Two new geckos (Pachydactylus serval sansteyni ssp. nov., Pachydactylus oreophilus gaiasensis ssp. nov.) from South West Africa. Cimbebasia (21): 9—21
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