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Pachydactylus macrolepis FITZSIMONS, 1939

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Large-scaled Banded Gecko 
SynonymPachydactylus mariquensis macrolepis FITZSIMONS 1939
Pachydactylus mariequensis macrolepis [sic] FITZSIMONS 1939: 6
Pachydactylus mariquensis macrolepis — LOVERIDGE 1947: 347
Pachydactylus mariquensis macrolepis — WERMUTH 1965: 120
Pachydactylus macrolepis — BAUER et al. 2011
Pachydactylus macrolepis — BATES et al. 2014: 134 
DistributionSouth Africa (western Northern Cape Province)

Type locality: Springbokfontein and Namaqualand.  
TypesSyntypes: SAM ZR 1159, SAM ZR 02417 
EtymologyNamed after the Marico district where it actually does not occur (Bauer et al. 2011). 
  • 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
  • Fitzsimons,V.F.M. 1939. Descriptions of some new species and subspecies of lizards from South Africa. Annals Transvaal Mus. 20 (1): 5-16
  • 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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