Aprasia clairae MARYAN, HOW & ADAMS, 2013
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Aprasia clairae?
|Higher Taxa||Pygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)|
|Synonym||Aprasia clairae MARYAN, HOW & ADAMS 2013|
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia: Turtle Bay, East Wallabi Island)|
Type locality: Turtle Bay, East Wallabi Island, Houtman Abrolhos Islands (28°25'55"S, 113°44'08"E).
|Types||Holotype: WAM R156901, male, on 8 November 2005 by B. Maryan and R.A. How|
Paratypes: Australia: Western Australia: male, 10 km SSE Dongara, Geraldton Sandplains bioregion (29°19'S, 114°58'E), 28 September 1996, G. Harold (WAM R127527); male, as for holotype except 7 November 2005 (WAM R156892).
|Comment||Similar species: A. repens and A. haroldi.|
Abundance: rare; the species is known from only 3 specimens.
|Etymology||ETYMOLOGY: This species is named for Claire Stevenson, formerly of the Western Australian Museum, in recognition of her contribution to Western Australian natural history and the collections of the Western Australian Museum, and her exemplary facilitation of numerous taxonomic research and administration projects.|
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