n African Journal of Herpetology - A review of the genus Boulenger (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) in southern Africa

Volume 63, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2156-4574
  • E-ISSN: 2153-3660
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On the basis of molecular data, the gekkonid lizard Loveridge is revived as a full species. Morphologically it is usually distinguishable from on the basis of its striped dorsal colour pattern. has a wide distribution from south-eastern Botswana through Zimbabwe to central Mozambique, and the southern margin of its range covers the western and northern parts of Limpopo Province, South Africa north of the Soutpansberg (where it is at least parapatric, and possibly sympatric with both and ), extending east to the Mozambique coast north of the Limpopo. A key is provided for the four currently recognised species of and a neotype from KwaZulu-Natal is designated for , helping to stabilise the use of this name in light of the resurrection of .

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