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Pachydactylus katanganus DE WITTE, 1953

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Katanga Thick-toed Gecko 
SynonymPachydactylus capensis katanganus DE WITTE 1953: 37
Pachydactylus oshaughnessyi katanganus — BRANCH 1998: 254
Pachydactylus oshaughnessyi katanganus — RÖSLER 2000: 99
Pachydactylus katanganus — BROADLEY & COTTERILL 2004
Pachydactylus katanganus — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013 
DistributionS Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), N Malawi

Type locality: Mabwe, eastern bank of Upemba Lake, Congo.  
TypesHolotype: IRSNB; Paratypes in ZFMK and IRSNB, TM 
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  • Broadley, D.G. 1998. The reptilian fauna of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa). In: Schmidt, K.P. and Noble, G.K., Contributions to the Herpetology of the Belgian Congo... [reprint of the 1919 and 1923 papers]. SSAR Facsimile reprints in Herpetology, 780 pp.
  • FitzSimons, VIVIAN 1933. Description of five new lizards from the Transvaal and Southern Rhodesia. Annals Transvaal Mus. 15 (2): 273-280. - 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
  • VERBURGT, L., VAN TONDER, H., BAUER, A. M., & BROADLEY, D.G. 2012. Geographic distribution: Pachydactylus katanganus de Witte, 1953. African Herp News (57): 23 - get paper here
  • Witte, G. F. de 1953. Reptiles. Exploration du Parc National de l'Upemba. Mission G. F. de Witte en collaboration avec W. Adam, A. Janssens, L. Van Meel et R. Verheyen (1946–1949). Institut des Parcs Nationaux du Congo Belge. Brussels, vol. 6, 322 pp. - get paper here
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