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Pachydactylus vansoni FITZSIMONS, 1933

IUCN Red List - Pachydactylus vansoni - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Van Son’s Gecko 
SynonymPachydactylus capensis vansoni FITZSIMONS 1933
Pachydactylus capensis vansoni — LOVERIDGE 1947: 382
Pachydactylus capensis vansoni — WERMUTH 1965: 118
Pachydactylus capensis vansoni — KLUGE 1993
Pachydactylus vansoni — BAUER & GOOD 1996: 645
Pachydactylus capensis vansoni — BOCOTT 1992
Pachydactylus vansoni — BRANCH 1998: 262
Pachydactylus vansoni — RÖSLER 2000: 99
Pachydactylus vansoni — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013 
DistributionSouth Africa (Zoutpansberg Mountains)

Type locality: Zoutpansberg Mountains, between Entabeni and Lake Fundusi, northern Transvaal.  
TypesHolotype: DNMNH (= TM) 14179 
  • Barts, M. & COLACICCO, F. 2015. Die Dickfingergeckos des südlichen Afrikas. Teil XVII: Pachydactylus vansoni FITZSIMONS, 1933. Sauria 37 (1): 41 - 48 - get paper here
  • Barts, M.; Hulbert, F. & Haacke, W.D. 2005. Beobachtungen zur Eignung abgestorbener Aloe marlothii als Unterschlupf für Echsen im nordöstlichen Südafrika. Sauria 27 (1): 15-17 - 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.
  • Bauer A M. Good D A. 1996. Phylogenetic systematics of the day geckos, genus Rhoptropus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae), of south-western Africa. Journal of Zoology 238 (4): 635- 663 - get paper here
  • Bauer, Aaron M., Luis M. P. Ceríaco, Matthew P. Heinicke and David C. Blackburn. 2015. Geographic Distribution. Pachydactylus barnardi FitzSimons, 1941, Barnard's Rough Gecko. African Herp News (62): 35-37 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boycott, R.C. 1992. An Annotated Checklist of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Swaziland. The Conservation Trust of Swaziland - 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.
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • FitzSimons, VIVIAN 1933. Description of five new lizards from the Transvaal and Southern Rhodesia. Annals Transvaal Mus. 15 (2): 273-280. - get paper here
  • Girard, Francis. 2013. Pachydactylus vansoni FitzSimons, 1933 Van Son's Thick-toed Gecko. Captive breeding. African Herp News (60): 19-20 - 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
  • Rösler H 1993. Contributions to the knowledge of African geckos (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). 1. Records of a five year period of maintenance and reproduction of Pachydactylus vansoni Fitzsimons 1933. Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa 42: 13-19 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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