Phyllodactylus essexi Hewitt, 1925

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: 20

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Phyllodactylus essexi Hewitt, 1925


Phyllodactylus essexi Hewitt, 1925  

Records of the Albany Museum, 3:343; Plate XV, Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2

Current name: Goggia essexi ( Hewitt, 1925)  

Lectotype: PEM R11157 View Materials ; found under large stones on a kopje at the farm Hounslow, near Grahamstown, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa; J. Hewitt, September 1924.  

Paralectotype: PEM R11156 View Materials ; same details as lectotype but, according to the original description, collected by Miss. M.L. Winslow.  

Remarks: Two adult specimens are illustrated in the plates. Branch et al. (1995) designated the male as the lectotype and the remaining juvenile as the paralectotype.


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