Afroedura bogerti, Loveridge 1944, Loveridge, 1944

Jacobsen, Niels H. G., Kuhn, Arianna L., Jackman, Todd R. & Bauer, Aaron M., 2014, A phylogenetic analysis of the southern African gecko genus Afroedura Loveridge (Squamata: Gekkonidae), with the description of nine new species from Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces of South Africa, Zootaxa 3846 (4), pp. 451-501: 467

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3846.4.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:0DD5A603-D65F-4976-BBE9-94DA7110053F

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5620531

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/744387D5-B11C-A13C-EBAD-FBE6E568FA32

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Plazi

scientific name

Afroedura bogerti
status

 

A. bogerti Loveridge 1944  

( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 B)

Distribution. Namibe Province, Angola and adjacent northern Kaokoveld of northern Namibia (Branch 1998; Griffin 2003) ( Fig. 4 View FIGURE 4 ).

Remarks. This distinctive species was originally described by Loveridge (1944) as A. karroica bogerti   , and was only elevated to specific status by Onderstall (1984). Afroedura bogerti   and A. karroica   possess the diagnostic features of different species groups and are separated from one another by a disjunction of approximately 2000 km; that they were previously considered conspecific is illustrative of the fact that herpetologists were reluctant to erect new specific level taxa for geckos of this genus, presumably because of the their general morphological conservatism ( Jacobsen 1997). Barts & Haacke (2010) provided data about reproduction in captivity.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Squamata

Family

Gekkonidae

Genus

Afroedura