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Cyrtodactylus medioclivus OLIVER, RICHARDS & SISTROM, 2012

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtodactylus medioclivus OLIVER, RICHARDS & SISTROM 2012 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Southern Highlands Province)

Type locality: ‘Tualapa Camp’, 3 km N Wanakipa Village (05°10’ 12.11", 142°17’ 54.56"), 1115 m elevation, Upper Strickland Valley, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea  
TypesHolotype: SAMA R66091 (Field number SJR 10607), male, collected by S. Richards on 15 July 2008, tissue stored in alcohol at the South Australian Museum.
Paratype. AMSR 122411 brought in by local collectors at Bobole (06°12’ S 142°46’ E), 1080 m a. s. l., Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea, preserved by S. Donnellan and K. Aplin, October 1985, frozen liver tissue stored at the South Australian Museum. 
EtymologyLatin ‘medio’ (middle, half) and ‘clivus’ (slopes), in reference to known localities at moderate altitudes at the approximate mid-point of New Guinea, and alluding to this species’ relationship with Cyrtodactylus boreoclivus from the North Papuan Ranges (Oliver et al. 2011). 
  • Oliver, Paul M.; Stephen J. Richards, Mark Sistrom 2012. Phylogeny and systematics of Melanesia’s most diverse gecko lineage (Cyrtodactylus, Gekkonidae, Squamata). Zoologica Scripta 41: 437–454 - get paper here
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