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Ptenopus carpi BRAIN, 1962

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Namib Chirping Gecko 
SynonymPtenopus carpi BRAIN 1962
Ptenopus carpi — WERMUTH 1965: 153
Ptenopus carpi — HAACKE 1976
Ptenopus carpi — KLUGE 1993
Ptenopus carpi — RÖSLER 2000: 107
Ptenopus carpi — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013 
DistributionNamibia (Namib Desert)

Type locality: 1 mile north of the Kuisib River near Gobabeb, central Namib, South West Africa.  
TypesHolotype: DNMNH (= TM) 25973, adult male 
EtymologyNamed after Bernhard Carp (1901-1966), a Dutch-born Cape Town businessman and naturalist who sponsored many collecting expeditions, particularly to Namibia, by the Zoological Museum in Amsterdam. 
  • Barts, Mirko 2018. Ein kleiner Reiseführer zu den Reptilien und Amphibien Namibias. Draco 16 (64): 6-23 [2015] - get paper here
  • Barts, Mirko 2018. Auf der Suche nach dem Kaokogecko, Pachydactylus (früher Kaokogecko) vanzyli. Draco 16 (64): 24-29 [2015] - 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
  • Brain, C. K. 1962. A review of the gecko genus Ptenopus with the description of a new species. Cimbebasia (1): 1-18
  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • Gramentz, D. 2008. Zum bioakustischen Verhalten von Ptenopus carpi BRAIN, 1961. Sauria 30 (1): 43-46 - get paper here
  • Haacke, W.D. 1976. The Burrowing Geckos of Southern Africa: 5. (Phylogetic and Taxonomic Affinities). Annals Transvaal Mus. 30 (6): 71-89 - 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
  • 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. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Schleicher, Alfred 2015. Reptilien Namibias. Namibia Scientific  Society, 276 pp.
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