Lygodactylus capensis mossambica Loveridge, 1920

Conradie, Werner, Branch, William R. & Watson, Gillian, 2019, Type specimens in the Port Elizabeth Museum, South Africa, including the historically important Albany Museum collection. Part 2: Reptiles (Squamata), Zootaxa 4576 (1), pp. 1-45: 10-11

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4576.1.1

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scientific name

Lygodactylus capensis mossambica Loveridge, 1920
status

 

Lygodactylus capensis mossambica Loveridge, 1920  

Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1920:131.

Current name: Lygodactylus grotei Sternfeld, 1911  

Paratype: PEM R16092 View Materials (formerly AMG 5178 View Materials )   ; Lumbo, Mozambique; A. Loveridge, ‘ 11 July 1918   ’.

Remarks. The type description mentions a total of 50 specimens collected at the type locality deposited in the BMNH, with some co-types subsequently donated to National Museum of Wales, Manchester Museum, American Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Harvard University and Nairobi Museum. No mention is made about a donation of specimens to the AMG. A hand-written label initialed by A. Loveridge and found in the type bottle refers to the AMG specimen as a paratype, indicating that Loveridge sent this specimen (it was probably part of the MCZ material) to Hewitt at AMG (now in PEM).

PEM

Port Elizabeth Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Gekkonidae

Genus

Lygodactylus