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Crenadactylus pilbarensis DOUGHTY, ELLIS & OLIVER, 2016

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesPilbara clawless gecko 
SynonymCrenadactylus pilbarensis DOUGHTY, ELLIS & OLIVER 2016 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia: Pilbara region, Burrup Peninsula)

Type locality: Burrup Peninsula, Western Australia (20°35'34"S, 116°47'58"E)  
TypesHolotype. WAM R132630, adult female, collected by B. Maryan, 31 May 1998. Fixed in 10% formalin, stored in 70% ethanol at WAM. Liver sample stored at the Evolutionary Biology Unit, South Australian Museum, Adelaide (SAMA).
Paratypes (6). WAM R100988, 80 km south of Telfer, WA (22°20'S, 122°05'E); WAM R132540, Burrup Peninsula, WA (20°36'45"S, 116°47'37"E); WAM R132627, WAM R132629, Burrup Peninsula, WA (20°35'34"S, 116°47'58"E); WAM R140394, Deepdale Outstation, Robe River Station, WA (21°43'S, 116°11'E) WAM R160059, 55 km east-south-east of Meentheena Outcamp, WA (21°19'19"S, 121°00'08"E). 
CommentHabitat. Collection records indicate this species occurs in spinifex clumps on rocky hills and in gullies on the mainland, but sandy substrates for the Dolphin Island specimens. 
EtymologyNamed for the Pilbara region where this species occurs. 
  • DOUGHTY, PAUL; RYAN J. ELLIS, PAUL M. OLIVER 2016. Many things come in small packages: Revision of the clawless geckos (Crenadactylus: Diplodactylidae) of Australia. Zootaxa 4168 (2): 239–278
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