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Aprasia clairae MARYAN, HOW & ADAMS, 2013

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Higher TaxaPygopodidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common Names 
SynonymAprasia clairae MARYAN, HOW & ADAMS 2013 
DistributionAustralia (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).  
TypesHolotype: 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). 
CommentSimilar species: A. repens and A. haroldi.

Abundance: rare; the species is known from only 3 specimens. 
EtymologyETYMOLOGY: 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. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Maryan, Brad; Mark Adams, and Ken P. Aplin 2015. Taxonomic resolution of the Aprasia repens species-group (Squamata: Pygopodidae) from the Geraldton Sandplains: a description of a new species and additional mainland records of A. clairae. Rec. Austr. Mus. 30 012–032, DOI: 10.18195/issn.0312-3162.30(1).2015.012-032
  • Maryan, Brad; Ric A. How, and Mark Adams 2013. A new species of the Aprasia repens species-group (Squamata: Pygopodidae) from Western Australia. Rec. Western Australian Museum 28 (1): 30-43 - get paper here
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