Help with localities of Pachydactylus capensis please

Help with localities of Pachydactylus capensis please

Postby thorrshamri » Thu Jan 02, 2014 6:05 pm

Hello all and happy new year!
I recently got a pair of Pachydactylus capensis from a German seller in Hamm. He did not have much information on them. I wanted a female for my big male, and finally bought the pair from this German guy. When I got the animals, I was fairly surprised by the size, color and pattern difference. Here is a pic:

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The male I had from Jon Boone is below, and the new male above. The female I got is exactly similar to the latter.
Johan Marais and Terrence Anderson both told me the biggest, yellow form is often found in Southern Gauteng and near Jo'Burg. Can anyone confirm this?
Has anyone an idea about the locality of the smaller, darker form or are they both found in the same places?
Could they possibly be different species?
Thanks in advance for any help.
Hervé (from France).
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Re: Help with localities of Pachydactylus capensis please

Postby nvlooi » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:23 am

Its diffucult but Ive seen some dark specimens like that from a few localities, Kakamas Nortern Cape all the way to Springbok and south to Cederberg.

The karoo ones are surprisingly red Brown.

Lets get some more opinions on the matter.


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Re: Help with localities of Pachydactylus capensis please

Postby Westley Price » Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:46 am

Here's one from Aggeneys, which is right between Kakamas and Springbok, and it's not dark at all ;)

I think the species is too variable to be able to accurately pinpoint the locality based on appearance.

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Re: Help with localities of Pachydactylus capensis please

Postby nvlooi » Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:25 am

Westley - The top one and this one looks similar as I said???
I think that was one of his questios!

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Re: Help with localities of Pachydactylus capensis please

Postby thorrshamri » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:58 pm

Westley -your photo looks much like the small form I have, thanks for that. Now how about the large, yellow form?
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