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Ptenopus kochi (Koch's Chirping Gecko)


Habitat Substrate [1]  Terrestrial


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Namib desert Namibia Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Namib-Naukluft National Park II 12585619 Namibia  


Prey / Diet

Camponotus detritus (dune ant)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Eremitalpa granti (Grant's Golden Mole)1
Meroles cuneirostris (Wedge-snouted Sand Lizard, Wedge-snouted Desert Lizard)1


Bitis peringueyi (Peringuey's Adder, Dwarf Puff Adder)[2]

Range Map

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Meiri, Shai (2019), Data from: Traits of lizards of the world: variation around a successful evolutionary design, Dryad, Dataset,
2The Namib: Detritus and Fog Dependence Scott Christy March 1st, 2006
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0