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Crenadactylus ocellatus (GRAY, 1845)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesCrenadactylus ocellatus ocellatus (GRAY 1845)
Crenadactylus ocellatus bilineatus (GRAY 1845)
Crenadactylus ocellatus naso STORR 1978
Crenadactylus ocellatus rostralis STORR 1978 
Common NamesClawless Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus ocellatus GRAY 1845
Phyllodactylus ocellatus - DUMÉRIL 1856
Phyllodactylus ocellatus — BOULENGER 1885: 93
Phyllodactylus ocellatus — FORD 1963
Crenadactylus ocellatus - DIXON & KLUGE 1964: 174
Crenadactylus ocellatus — COGGER 2000: 209
Crenadactylus ocellatus — WILSON & SWAN 2010

Crenadactylus ocellatus ocellatus (GRAY 1845)
Diplodactylus ocellatus GRAY 1845
Crenadactylus ocellatus ocellatus - STORR 1978
Crenadactylus ocellatus ocellatus — RÖSLER 2000: 64

Crenadactylus ocellatus bilineatus (GRAY 1845)
Diplodactylus bilineatus GRAY 1845
Phyllodactylus bilineatus - DUMÉRIL 1856: 464
Diplodactylus ocellatus bilineatus - GÜNTHER 1875
Ebenavia horni - LUCAS & FROST 1895
Crenadactylus ocellatus horni - STORR & HAROLD 1978
Crenadactylus bilineatus - WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Crenadactylus horni - WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Crenadactylus ocellatus bilineatus - BAUER 1994
Crenadactylus ocellatus bilineatus — RÖSLER 2000: 64

Crenadactylus ocellatus naso STORR 1978
Crenadactylus ocellatus naso STORR 1978
Crenadactylus naso - WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Crenadactylus ocellatus naso - SHEA et al. 1988
Crenadactylus ocellatus naso — RÖSLER 2000: 64

Crenadactylus ocellatus rostralis STORR 1978
Crenadactylus ocellatus rostralis STORR 1978
Crenadactylus rostralis - WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Crenadactylus ocellatus rostralis — RÖSLER 2000: 64 
DistributionAustralia (North Territory, Queensland, South Australia, West Australia)

ocellatus: SW West Australia. Type locality: restricted to Champion Bay, Houtman’s Abrolhos, West-Australia (fide GÜNTHER 1875).

bilineatus: Terra typica restricta: Champion Bay, Houtman’s Abrolhos, West-Australia (fide GÜNTHER 1875).

horni: arid West Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory

rostralis: S Kimberleys

naso: NW Kimberleys, Western Australia, to NE North Territory. 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.
TypesHolotype: BMNH 
CommentType species: Diplodactylus ocellatus GRAY 1845 is the type species of the genus Crenadactylus DIXON & KLUGE 1964: 174.

Diversity: Oliver et al 2010 estimated that this species may be a complex of up to 10 different (cryptic) species. 
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Dixon, J. R., and A. G. Kluge. 1964. A new gekkonid lizard genus from Australia. Copeia 1964 (1): 174—180 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A. H. A. 1856. Description des reptiles nouveaux ou imparfaitement connus de la collection du Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle et remarques sur la classification et les charactères des reptiles. Archives du Muséum Hist. Nat. Paris, 8: 438—588. - get paper here
  • Ford, J. 1963. The Reptilian Fauna of the Islands between Dongara and Lancelin, Western Australia. Western Australian Naturalist 8 (6): 135-142
  • 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
  • Günther, A. 1875. A list of the saurians of Australia and New Zealand. Pp. 9-19. In: Richardson, J., and J. E. Gray. The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror, during the years 1839 to 1843. By authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. Vol. 2. E. W. Janson, London - get paper here
  • Lucas, A. H. S., and C. Frost. 1895. Preliminary notice of certain new species of lizards from central Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 7: 264-269 - get paper here
  • Oliver, Paul M; Mark Adams, Paul Doughty 2010. Molecular evidence for ten species and Oligo-Miocene vicariance within a nominal Australian gecko species (Crenadactylus ocellatus, Diplodactylidae) BMC Evolutionary Biology 2010, 10:386 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Storr, G.M., & Harold, G. 1978. Herpetofauna of the Shark Bay Region, Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 6 (4): 449-467. - 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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