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Pachydactylus tigrinus VAN DAM, 1921

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Tiger (Thick-toed) Gecko 
SynonymPachydactylus capensis var. tigrinus VAN DAM 1921
Pachydactylus capensis tigrinus — HEWITT 1927: 400
Pachydactylus capensis tigrinus — LOVERIDGE 1947
Pachydactylus capensis rhodesianus LOVERIDGE 1947: 384
Pachydactylus capensis rhodesianus — WERMUTH 1965: 118
Pachydactylus capensis tigrinus — WERMUTH 1965: 118
Pachydactylus tigrinus — AUERBACH 1987: 84
Pachydactylus tigrinus — KLUGE 1993
Pachydactylus tigrinus — RÖSLER 2000: 99
Pachydactylus tigrinus — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013 
DistributionZimbabwe, Republic of South Africa (N Transvaal), E Botswana, W Mozambique (S Blinkwater/Brak River)

Type locality: Blinkwater, Brak River, Zoutpansberg District, Northern Transvaal.  
TypesHolotype: DNMNH (= TM), Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, Pretoria.
Holotype: MCZ 31575 [rhodesianus] 
DiagnosisDescription: Loveridge 1947: 383 
CommentIllustration in Gruschwitz & Schmidt 2001. 
  • Auerbach, R.D. 1987. The Amphibians and Reptiles of Botswana. Mokwepa Consultants, Botswana, 295 pp.
  • Barts, M. 2005. Die Dickfingergeckos des südlichen Afrikas Teil IV: Der Tigergecko Pachydactylus tigrinus VAN DAM, 1921. Sauria 27 (2): 3-12 - get paper here
  • Barts, M. 2006. Der Tigergecko, Pachydactylus tigrinus. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - 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.
  • Dam, G. P. F. van 1921. Description of a new variety of a South African lizard of the family Geckonidae. Annals Transvaal Mus. 7: 244. - get paper here
  • Girard, Francis 2004. Captive Maintenance and Reproduction of Pachydactylus tigrinus Van Dam, 1921 and Pachydactylus bicolor Hewitt, 1926. Gekko 4 (1): 26-38
  • Gruschwitz M. & Schmidt A. 2001. Das Blouberg Conservation Project - eine einzigartige Schutzinitiative für südafrikanische Reptilien braucht Unterstützung. Elaphe 9 (2): 65-69
  • 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
  • Mashinini, P. L. and Mahlangu, L. M. 2013. An annotated catalogue of the types of gekkonid lizards (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) in the Herpetology collection of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, South Africa. Annals of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History 3: 165-181
  • Perry, Gad 2022. The Black Mambas of the Balule Nature Reserve and Other Notes on the Limpopo Region of Southern Africa. REPTILES & AMPHIBIANS 29: 17–24
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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