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Pachydactylus oreophilus MCLACHLAN & SPENCE, 1967

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Kaokoland Rock Gecko, African Thick-toed Gecko 
SynonymPachydactylus oreophilus MCLACHLAN & SPENCE 1967
Pachydactylus oreophilus — KLUGE 1993
Pachydactylus oreophilus — RÖSLER 2000: 99
Pachydactylus oreophilus complex — MARQUES et al. 2018 
DistributionNamibia (Brandberg Gaias, Sesfontain), Angola (Marques et al. 2018 as “Pachydactylus oreophilus complex”).

Type locality: 20 miles W Sesfontein.  
TypesHolotype: PEM R1921 
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Marques, Mariana P.; Luis M. P. Ceríaco , David C. Blackburn , and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. Diversity and Distribution of the Amphibians and Terrestrial Reptiles of Angola -- Atlas of Historical and Bibliographic Records (1840–2017). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 65: 1-501 (Supplement II)
  • McLachlan, G. R., and J. M. Spence. 1967. A new species of Pachydactylus (Pachydactylus oreophilus sp. nov.) from Sesfontein, South West Africa. Cimbebasia (21): 3—8
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Schleicher, Alfred 2020. Reptiles of Namibia. Kuiseb Publishers, Windhoek, Namibia, 271 pp.
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