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Brief Summary

    Pachydactylus austeni: Brief Summary
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    Pachydactylus austeni, also known as Austen's thick-toed gecko or Austen's gecko, is a species of small thick-toed gecko that is indigenous to the western coast of South Africa.

Comprehensive Description

    Pachydactylus austeni
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    Pachydactylus austeni, also known as Austen's thick-toed gecko or Austen's gecko, is a species of small thick-toed gecko that is indigenous to the western coast of South Africa.[3]

    Etymology

    The specific name, austeni, is in honour of English topographer Henry Haversham Godwin-Austen.[4]

    Habitat and behaviour

    The natural habitat of P. austeni is coastal dunes, where it lives in a tiny burrow that it digs in the sand and forages at night for small insects among the dune vegetation.[3]

    Description

    P. austeni has a smooth, colourful body with large eyes and conspicuous yellow or white eyelids.[3]

    References

    1. ^ Bauer, A.M. 2017. Pachydactylus austeni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T196930A110332486. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-1.RLTS.T196930A110332486.en. Downloaded on 16 July 2018.
    2. ^ "Pachydactylus austeni ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
    3. ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2010-11-30.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) .mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}
    4. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Pachydactylus austeni, p. 13).

Distribution

    Distribution
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    Continent: Africa
    Distribution: Republic of South Africa (W Cape Province)
    Type locality: Porth Nolloth, Little Namaqualand.