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Cyrtodactylus murua KRAUS & ALLISON, 2006

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymCyrtodactylus murua KRAUS & ALLISON 2006
Cyrtodactylus murua — TALLOWIN et al. 2018 
DistributionPapua New Guinea (Woodlark Island, Milne Bay Province)

Type locality: vicinity of Guasopa, 9.2182971ºS, 152.943987ºE, 5 m, Woodlark Island, Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea, 24 January 2003.  
TypesHolotype: BPBM 17858 (field tag AA 16499), immature female, collected by A. Allison 
EtymologyThe trivial epithet is the local name for Woodlark Island and is a noun in apposition. 
  • GOLDBERG, S.R., BURSEY, C.R. & F. KRAUS 2016. Endoparasites in the gecko, Cyrtodactylus murua (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Papua New Guinea. Sauria 38 (3): 60 - 62 - get paper here
  • Kraus, F.; Allison A. 2006. A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae) from Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa 1247: 59-68 - get paper here
  • Kraus, Fred 2008. Taxonomic partitioning of Cyrtodactylus louisiadensis (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae) from Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa 1883: 1–27 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. & Glaw, F. 2008. A new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Malaysia including a literature survey of mensural and meristic data in the genus. Zootaxa 1729: 8–22 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. & S. J. Richards & R. Günther 2007. Bemerkungen zur Morphologie und Taxonomie der östlich der Wallacea vorkommenden Geckos der Gattung Cyrtodactylus GRAY, 1827, mit Beschreibungen von zwei neuen Arten (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae) Salamandra 43 (4): 193-230 - get paper here
  • Tallowin, O. J. S., Tamar, K., Meiri, S., Allison, A., Kraus, F., Richards, S. J., & Oliver, P. M. 2018. Early insularity and subsequent mountain uplift were complementary drivers of diversification in a Melanesian lizard radiation (Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 125, 29–39 - get paper here
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