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Taxonomy of the genus Ptenopus Biodiversity of the family Gekkonidae

Bibliography of the genus
Ptenopus (African Barking Geckos)

(Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae)

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Ptenopus in general

Brain, C.K. 1962. A review of the gecko genus Ptenopus with the description of a new species. Cimbebasia 1: 1-18.

Haacke, W.D. 1969. The call of the barking geckos (Gekkonidae: Reptilia). Scient. Pap. Namib Des. Res. Stn 46: 83-93.

Haacke, W.D. 1974. Die Bellgeckos des südlichen Afrika. Natur und Museum (Frankfurt) 104(9): 273-279.

Haacke, W.D. 1975. The burrowing geckos of southern Africa, 1. (Reptilia, Gekkonidae). Annals of the Transvaal Museum 29(12): 197-243.

Oelofsen, B.W.; Vorster, W. 1976. A new record for Ptenopus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Calitzdorp. Zoologica Africana 11(1): 225.

Rudge, J. 2004. A taste for Ptenopus. Chit Chat (Newsletter of the GGA) 15: 7.

Ulber, T.; Ulber, E. 1996. Bellgeckos. Beobachtungen in Biotop und Terrarium. TI-Magazin 127: 46-51.

Ptenopus carpi

Brain, C.K. 1962. A review of the gecko genus Ptenopus with the description of a new species. Cimbebasia 1: 1-18.

Branch, W.R.; Bauer, A.M.; Lamb, T. 2002. Natural history notes: Bitis caudalis (Horned Adder). Prey size. Herpetological Review 33(2): 137-138.

Gramentz, D. 2008. Zum bioakustischen Verhalten von Ptenopus carpi Brain, 1962. Sauria (Berlin) 30(1): 43-46.

Ptenopus garrulus

Bauer, A.M.; Russell, A.P.; Edgar, B.D. 1989. Utilization of the termite Hodotermes mossambicus (Hagen) by gekkonid lizards near Keetmanshoop, South West Africa. South African Journal of Zoology 24(4): 239-243.

Broadley, D.G. 1992. New distribution records for geckos from western Beitbridge District, Zimbabwe. Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa 41: 35.

FitzSimons, V.; Brain, C.K. 1958. A short account of the reptiles of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park. Koedoe 1: 99-104.

Giess, W. 1965. Cnondrodactylus angulifer (Peters) and Ptenopus garrulus (Smith) from the Brandberg. Cimbebasia 12: 16-19

Girard, F. 2002. Ptenopus garrulus maculatus. Common Barking Gecko. Behaviour. African Herp News 34: 24-25.

Goldberg, S.R. 2008. Reproductive cycle of the common barking gecko, Ptenopus garrulus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from southern Africa. Texas Journal of Science 60(2): 151-156.

Haupl, M. 1980. Das Schädelskelett einiger Arten der Fam. Gekkonidae. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 83: 479-518.

Hibbitts, T.J.; Cooper, W.E.; Whiting, M.J. 2012. Spatial distribution and activity patterns in African Barking Geckos: implications for mating system and reproduction. Journal of Herpetology 46(4): 456-460.

Hibbitts, T.J.; Pianka, E.R.; Huey, R.B.; Whiting, M.J. 2005. Ecology of the Common Barking Gecko (Ptenopus garrulus) in southern Africa. Journal of Herpetology 39(3): 509-515.

Hibbitts, T.J.; Whiting, M.J. 2005. Do male barking geckos (Ptenopus garrulus garrulus) avoid refuges scented by other males? African Journal of Herpetology 54(2): 191-194.

Hibbitts, T.J.; Whiting, M.J.; Stuart-Fox, D.M. 2007. Shouting the odds: vocalization signals status in a lizard. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61(8): 1169-1176.

Hoesch, W. 1961. Südwestafrikanische Echsen in Freiheit und in Gefangenschaft. 1. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 14: 278-280.

Kubierske, H.; Ulber, T.; Haacke, W.D. 1993. Ptenopus garrulus garrulus. Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa 42: 40-41.

Rittenhouse, D.R.; Russell, A.P.; Bauer, A.M. 1998. The larynx and trachea of the barking gecko, Ptenopus garrulus maculatus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) and their relation to vocalization. South African Journal of Zoology 33(1): 23-30.

Stebbins, R.C. 1961. Body Temperature Studies in South African Lizards. Koedoe (Pretoria) 4: 54-67.

Werner, Y.L. 1977. Ecological comments on some gekkonid lizards of the Namib Desert, South West Africa. Madoqua 10(2): 157-169.

Ptenopus kochi

Haacke, W.D. 1964. Description of two new species of lizards and notes on Fitzsimonsia brevipes (Fitzsimons) from the central Namib Desert. Sci. Pap. Namib Desert Res. Stat. 25: 1-15.

Murray, I.W.; Lease, H.M. 2015. Natural history notes: Ptenopus kochi (Koch's Barking Gecko). Diurnal activity. Herpetological Review 46(3): 436.

Polakow, D.A. 1997. Communication and sexual selection in the Barking Gecko (Ptenopus kochi). Unpublished Msc. Thesis, Zoology Department, University of Cape Town. 207 pp.