Phyllodactylus porphyreus cronwrighti Hewitt, 1937a, Hewitt, 1937

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: 21

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Phyllodactylus porphyreus cronwrighti Hewitt, 1937a


Phyllodactylus porphyreus cronwrighti Hewitt, 1937a  

Annals of the Natal Museum, 8:205.

Current name: Afrogecko porphyreus (Hewitt, 1937)  

Syntypes (4): PEM R16085 View Materials 6,16088 View Materials (formerly AMG 7791 View Materials ) and   PEM R16087 View Materials (formerly AMG 7649 View Materials ); Cape St Francis, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa; Mr. Fred Cronwright, date unknown   .

Remarks: Type description refers to three adults and one juvenile, but neither provides specimen data nor illustrates any of the specimens. PEM R16085 View Materials has a damaged head, and in PEM R16086 View Materials the tail is missing. One additional specimen from Karatara, Knysna (PEM R16089 View Materials , formerly AM 5922) was referred to this species in the original description.


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