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Pachydactylus latirostris HEWITT, 1923

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Quartz Gecko 
SynonymPachydactylus latirostris HEWITT 1923
Pachydactylus mariquensis latirostris — LOVERIDGE 1947: 345
Pachydactylus mariquensis latirostris — WERMUTH 1965: 120
Pachydactylus mariquensis latirostris — GIRARD 2001
Pachydactylus mariquensis latirostris — BARTS & MÜLLER 2009
Pachydactylus latirostris — BAUER et al. 2011
Pachydactylus latirostris — BATES et al. 2014: 133 
DistributionSouthwest Africa (southern Great Namaqualand, NW of the Cape Province

Type locality: Victoria West, Cape Province.  
TypesSyntypes: PEM R12383-4 (formerly AMG 2103) 
DiagnosisDescription: Loveridge 1947: 345. 
EtymologyNamed after the Marico district where it actually does not occur (Bauer et al. 2011). 
  • Barts, M. & F. MÜLLER 2009. On a Case of Double - headedness (Bicephalism) in Pachydactylus mariquensis latirostris Hewitt, 1923. Sauria 31 (1): 53-54 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Bauer, Aaron M.; Matthew P. Heinicke, Todd R. Jackman & William R. Branch 2011. Systematics of the Pachydactylus mariquensis group of geckos (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae): Status of P. mariquensis latirostris, P. m. macrolepis and P. amoenus. Navorsinge nas. Mus., Bloemfontein 27 (4): 85-107
  • CONRADIE, WERNER; WILLIAM R. BRANCH, & GILLIAN WATSON 2019. Type specimens in the Port Elizabeth Museum, South Africa, including the historically important Albany Museum collection. Part 2: Reptiles (Squamata). Zootaxa 4576 (1): 001–045 - get paper here
  • Girard, Francis 2001. Maintenance and Captive Reproduction of the South African Terrestrial Gecko, Pachydactylus mariquensis. Gekko 2 (1): 7-11
  • Hewitt, J. 1923. Descriptions of two new S. African geckos of the genus Pachydactylus. Annals of the Natal Museum 5:67-71
  • Loveridge, A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Wermuth, H. 1965. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae, Xantusiidae. Das Tierreich (80): 1—246
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