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Rhoptropus benguellensis MERTENS, 1938

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Benguela Day Gecko 
SynonymRhoptropus boultoni benguellensis MERTENS 1938: 421
Rhoptropus afer benguellensis MERTENS 1938: 430
Rhoptropus boultoni benguellensis — LOVERIDGE 1947: 291
Rhoptropus boultoni benguellensis — HELLMICH 1957
Rhoptropus boultoni benguellensis — WERMUTH 1965: 160
Rhoptropus boultoni benguellensis — SCHNEIDER & BARTS 2014
Rhoptropus benguellensis — MARQUES et al. 2018
Rhoptropus benguellensis — BRANCH et al. 2019 
DistributionAngola (Benguela Province)

Type locality: Cubal, Benguela Province, Angola.  
TypesHolotype: SMF 25275 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Branch, William R.; Pedro Vaz Pinto, Ninda Baptista, and Werner Conradie 2019. The Reptiles of Angola: History, Diversity, Endemism and Hotspots. Chapter 13 in: B. J. Huntley et al. (eds.), Biodiversity of Angola. Springer Verlag, pp. 283-334 - get paper here
  • Hellmich, W. 1957. Herpetologische Ergebnisse einer Forschungsreise in Angola. Veröff. Zool. Staatssammlung München 5: 1-91 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1947. Revision of the African lizards of the family Gekkondiae. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 98: 1-469 - get paper here
  • Marques, Mariana P.; Luis M. P. Ceríaco , David C. Blackburn , and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. Diversity and Distribution of the Amphibians and Terrestrial Reptiles of Angola -- Atlas of Historical and Bibliographic Records (1840–2017). Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (Ser. 4) 65: 1-501 (Supplement II)
  • Mertens, R. 1938. Amphibien und Reptilien aus Angola, gesammelt von W. Schack. Senckenbergiana, 20: 425-443
  • Schneider, Christian and Mirko Barts. 2014. Die Geckos der Gattung Rhoptropus. Sauria 36 (3): 29-39 - get paper here
  • Wermuth, H. 1965. Liste der rezenten Amphibien und Reptilien. Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae, Xantusiidae. Das Tierreich (80): 1—246
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