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Ptenopus kochi HAACKE, 1964

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Koch's Chirping Gecko 
SynonymPtenopus kochi HAACKE 1964: 1
Ptenopus kochi — HAACKE 1976
Ptenopus kochi — KLUGE 1993
Ptenopus kochi — RÖSLER 2000: 107
Ptenopus kochi — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013 
DistributionNamibia (Gobabeb, Kuiseb River, SC Namib Desert)

Type locality: Gobabeb, central Namib Desert (23°37’S, 15°03’E, 408 m), SWA (now Namibia)  
TypesHolotype: DNMNH (= TM) 28809, adult male 
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  • Branch, William R. 1993. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa. Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 144 S.
  • Haacke, W.D. 1964. Description of two new species of lizards and notes on Fitzsimonsia brevipes (FITZSIMONS) from the central Namib desert. Scientific Papers of the Namib Desert Research Station 25: 1-15
  • 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
  • Murray, Ian W. and Hilary M. Lease. 2015. Ptenopus kochi (Koch's barking gecko) diurnal activity. Herpetological Review 46 (3): 436 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, Herbert 2017. Gecko-Chorologie (Squamata: Gekkota). Gekkota (4): 1-160
  • Schleicher, Alfred 2015. Reptilien Namibias. Namibia Scientific  Society, 276 pp.
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