Crenadactylus tuberculatus DOUGHTY, ELLIS & OLIVER, 2016
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Crenadactylus tuberculatus?
|Higher Taxa||Diplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Cape Range clawless gecko|
|Synonym||Crenadactylus tuberculatus DOUGHTY, ELLIS & OLIVER 2016|
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia: North West Cape)|
Type locality: Charles Knife Road, Cape Range National Park, North West Cape, Western Australia (22°05'26.48"S, 114°00'39.57"E)
|Types||Holotype. WAM R174304, adult male, by P. Doughty, A.M. Bauer and R.J. Ellis, 19 August 2014. Fixed in 10% formalin, stored in 70% ethanol at WAM. Liver sample stored in 100% ethanol at WAM.|
Paratypes (6). WAM R61203, Yardie Creek, WA (22°20'S, 113°49'E); WAM R134295, WAM R134627, WAM R134945, 1.5 km SW Vlamingh Head lighthouse, North West Cape, WA (21°48'30"S, 114°06'07"E); WAM R132481, WAM R132483, Shothole Canyon, Cape Range National Park, WA (22°03'S, 114°01'E).
|Comment||Habitat. Most habitat notes indicate collection from living or dead spinifex clumps, and usually in limestone gorges but with some records from coastal dunes. One specimen was collected from a dead log (WAM R88600). The holotype was collected from the upper edge of a rocky gorge with scattered shrubs and spinifex.|
|Etymology||The species name tuberculatus (Latin) is in reference to the enlarged tubercles on the dorsum of this species, unique within Crenadactylus.|
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