Homopholis wahlbergii

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Taxonavigation: Gekkonoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Gekkota
Infraordo: Gekkomorpha
Superfamilia: Gekkonoidea

Familia: Gekkonidae
Genus: Homopholis
Species: Homopholis wahlbergii


  • Homopholis wahlbergii (Smith, 1849)

Holotype: BMNH. [lost fide FitzSimons (1937)]

Neotype: PEM R17603, adult ♀. [designated by Broadley, Jackman & Bauer (2014: 119)]

Type locality: “Kafferland eastwards of Cape Colony”, redesignated by neotype designation to “Jozini Dam, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa” by Broadley, Jackman & Bauer (2014: 119).


  • Geko walbergii [sic] Smith, 1849: plate 75 + unpaginated [original combination]
  • Homopholis walbergiiBoulenger, 1885: 171 [subsequent combination]

Nomenclatural note: The spelling walbergii was corrected to wahlbergii by Smith in an addenda slip (unpaginated).


Primary references[edit]

  • Smith, A. 1838–1849. Illustrations of the Zoology of South Africa; Consisting Chiefly of Figures and Descriptions of the Objects of Natural History Collected During an Expedition Into the Interior of South Africa, in the Years 1834, 1835, and 1836; Fitted Out by “The Cape of Good Hope Association for Exploring Central Africa.” Published Under the Authority of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury. Reptilia. Vol. 2. Smith, Elder and Co.: London. [100] + 28 pp., pls. 1–78. BHL Reference page
  • Broadley, D.G., T.R. Jackman, T.R. & Bauer, A.M. 2014. A review of the genus Homopholis Boulenger (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) in southern Africa. African Journal of Herpetology 63(2): 109–126. DOI: 10.1080/21564574.2014.930071 Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

English: Wahlberg’s Velvet Gecko