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Amalosia rhombifer (GRAY, 1845)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesZigzag Velvet Gecko, Zig-zag Gecko 
SynonymOedura rhombifer GRAY 1845 (partim)
Phyllodactylus Lesueurii - DUMÉRIL 1851 (partim)
Oedura rhombifera GRAY 1867
Phyllodactylus lesueurii - STEINDACHNER 1867 (partim)
Oedura rhombifera — BOULENGER 1885: 107
Oedura Lesueuri - WERNER 1908 (partim)
Oedura lesueurii rhombifer - COGGER 1957
Oedura lesueurii rhombifera - WERMUTH 1965
Amalosia rhombifer - WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Oedura rhombifer — KLUGE 1993
Oedura rhombifer — RÖSLER 1995: 82
Oedura rhombifer — COGGER 2000: 266
Oedura rhombifer — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 96
Amalosia rhombifer — OLIVER et al. 2012 
DistributionAustralia (N/NE North Territory, Queensland, coastal N West Australia, New South Wales)

Type locality: N Australia (“W Australia” in original description). Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesLectotype: BMNH (designated by COGGER 1983). 
CommentThe type series of Oedura rhombifer Gray 1845 is composite. The SE-Queensland morph of O. rhombifer has been described as Oedura jacovae by COUPER et al. (2007). Oedura jacovae sp. nov. is not conspecific with the lectotypes of O. rhombifer (BMNH xxii.3a) or O. lesueurii (MNHN 268).

Karyotype: 2n = 36 (King 1987) 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Broom, R. 1898. On the lizards of the Chillagoe District, N Queensland. Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W. 22: 639-645 - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • COUPER,PATRICK J.; LAUREN D. KEIM & CONRAD J. HOSKIN 2007. A new velvet Gecko (Gekkonidae: Oedura) from south-east Queensland, Australia. Zootaxa 1587: 27–41 - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman, London: xxvii + 289 pp. - get paper here
  • Gray, J.E. 1867. The Lizards of Australia and New Zealand in the Collection of the British Museum. London: British Museum
  • Laube, A. & Langner, C. 2007. Australische Samtgeckos. Die Gattung Oedura. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - get paper here
  • Oliver, Paul M.; Aaron M. Bauer, Eli Greenbaum, Todd Jackman, Tara Hobbie 2012. Molecular phylogenetics of the arboreal Australian gecko genus OeduraGray 1842 (Gekkota: Diplodactylidae): Another plesiomorphic grade?. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63 (2): 255-264 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Schmida, G. 2007. Betrachtungen zu den australischen Samtgeckos der Gattung Oedura. Draco 8 (29): 22-30 - get paper here
  • Ulber, T. & E. Ulber 1987. Auf der Mauer, auf der Lauer - Erfahrungen mit der Zimmerhaltung von verschiedenen Geckos. Sauria 9 (2): 7-12 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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