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Pachydactylus oshaughnessyi BOULENGER, 1885

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymPachydactylus oshaughnessyi BOULENGER 1885: 204
Pachydactylus oshaughnessyi oshaughnessyi BOULENGER 1885
Pachydactylus capensis o’shaughnessyi — HEWITT 1927: 399
Pachydactylus capensis levyi FITZSIMONS 1933 (fide FITZSIMONS 1943)
Pachydactylus capensis o’shaughnessyi — PITMAN 1934
Pachydactylus capensis oshaughnessyi — LOVERIDGE 1947: 387
Pachydactylus capensis oshaughnessyi — WERMUTH 1965: 118
Pachydactylus oshaughnessyi oshaughnessyi — BRANCH 1998: 252
Pachydactylus oshaughnessyi — BROADLEY 1998
Pachydactylus oshaughnessyi oshaughnessyi — RÖSLER 2000: 99 
DistributionRepublic of South Africa, Zimbabawe

Type locality: Lake Nyassa.

levyi: TM 14421, half-grown male, Type locality: Wankie, Southern Rhodesia (now Hwange, Zimbabwe).  
TypesHolotype: BMNH (presumed, status unclear fide P. Campbell, pers. comm., March 2019). 
DiagnosisDescription: Loveridge 1947: 387 
CommentPachydactylus oshaughnessyi katanganus DE WITTE 1953 has been elevated to full species status. 
EtymologyNamed after A. W. E. O’Shaughnessy, herpetologist of the British Museum. 
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  • 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, W. R. 1998. Field Guide to the Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. 3rd ed. Fully Revised and Updated to Include 83 New Species. Ralph Curtis Books (Sanibel Island, Florida), 399 pp.
  • Broadley, D.G. 1962. On some reptile collections from the North-Western and North-Eastern Districts of Southern Rhodesia 1958-1961, with descriptions of four new lizards. Occ. Pap. Nat. Mus. South. Rhodesia 26 (B): 787-843
  • 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
  • Hewitt, J. 1927. Further descriptions of reptiles and batrachians from South Africa. Rec. Albany Mus. (Grahamstown) 3 (5): 371-415
  • 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
  • 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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