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Rhoptropus biporosus FITZSIMONS, 1957

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymRhoptropus biporosus FITZSIMONS 1957
Rhoptropus biporosus — WERMUTH 1965: 160
Rhoptropus biporosus — KLUGE 1993
Rhoptropus biporosus — RÖSLER 2000: 109
Rhoptropus biporosus — MASHININI & MAHLANGU 2013
Rhoptropus biporosus — SCHLEICHER 2020 
DistributionNW Namibia, Angola

Type locality: Orupembe, 120 miles west of Ohopoho, Kaokoveld, Southwest Africa (= Namibia)  
TypesHolotype: DNMNH (= TM) 24198 
  • Barts, Mirko & Stefan Ballandat 2018. Vom Ugab nach Gaias – ein Abenteuer im nördlichen Namibia. Draco 16 (64): 36-44 [2015] - get paper here
  • 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
  • FitzSimons, V. 1957. Reptilia. Serpentes and Sauria. In: Hanström-Perbrinck, B., and G. Rudebeck, South African animal lite. Results of the Lund University Expedition in 1950-1951. Almqvist and Wiksell, Stockholm, pp. 385-405.
  • 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
  • Lobón-Rovira J, Vaz Pinto P, S. Becker F, Tolley KA, Measey J, Bennet B, Boon B, de Sá S, Conradie W 2022. An updated herpetofaunal species inventory of Iona National Park in southwestern Angola. Check List 18(2): 289-321 - 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)
  • 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.
  • Schleicher, Alfred 2020. Reptiles of Namibia. Kuiseb Publishers, Windhoek, Namibia, 271 pp.
  • Schneider, Christian and Mirko Barts. 2014. Die Geckos der Gattung Rhoptropus. Sauria 36 (3): 29-39 - get paper here
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