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Pachydactylus maculatus GRAY, 1845

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Spotted Thick-toed Gecko 
SynonymPachydactylus maculatus GRAY 1845: 167
Pachydactylus maculatus — BOULENGER 1885: 206
Pachydactylus maculosa — BROCK 1932 (in error)
Pachydactylus maculatus albomarginatus HEWITT 1932 (fide LOVERIDGE)
Pachydactylus maculatus microlepis HEWITT 1935: 312 (fide LOVERIDGE)
Pachydactylus maculatus — LOVERIDGE 1947: 364
Pachydactylus maculatus — WERMUTH 1965: 120
Pachydactylus maculatus — KLUGE 1993
Pachydactylus maculatus — RÖSLER 2000: 98
Pachydactylus maculatus — BATES et al. 2014: 134 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa (Cape Province, S Zululand, Natal, Transkei, SE Transvaal), Swaziland

Type locality: South Africa  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1838.12.6.3
Syntypes (3): PEM R7625, R7632, R7634 (formerly AMG 6368) [albomarginatus]
Holotype: PEM R7731 (formerly AMG 5353) [microlepis] 
DiagnosisDescription: Loveridge 1947: 364 
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  • 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.
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • Brock 1932. South Afr. J. Sci. (Johannesburg) 29: 508
  • Conradie, Werner; Brain Reeves, Sandile Mdoko, Lwandiso Pamla, Oyama Gxabhu 2020. Herpetological survey of the Ongeluksnek (Malekgalonyane) Nature Reserve on the foothills of the Drakensberg, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Herpetology Notes 13: 717-730 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Essex, R. 1925. Descriptions of two new species of the genus Acontias and notes on some other lizards found in the Cape Province. Rec. Albany Mus. 3: 332-342.
  • Gray, J. E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman, London: xxvii + 289 pp. - get paper here
  • Haagner, G.V.; Branch, W.R.; Hall, R. 1993. Life History Notes - Pachydactylus maculatus. J. Herp. Assoc. Africa (42): 35-35 - get paper here
  • Hewitt, J. 1927. Further descriptions of reptiles and batrachians from South Africa. Rec. Albany Mus. (Grahamstown) 3 (5): 371-415
  • Hewitt, J. 1932. Some new species and subspecies of South African batrachians and lizards. Ann. Natal Mus. (Pietermaritzburg) 7 (1): 105-128
  • Hewitt, J. 1935. Some new forms of batrachians and reptiles from South Africa. Rec. Albany Mus. 4: 283-357
  • Hewitt, John 1911. Records of South African Lacertilia and Amphibia, Addenda and Corrigenda. Annals Transvaal Museum 3 (1): 42-55. - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Venter, Jan A.; Werner Conradie 2015. A checklist of the reptiles and amphibians found in protected areas along the South African Wild Coast, with notes on conservation implications. Koedoe 57 (1): 1-25. doi: 10.4102/koedoe.v57i1.1247 - get paper here
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