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Diplodactylus ameyi COUPER & OLIVER, 2016

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesEastern Deserts Fat-tailed Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus ameyi COUPER & OLIVER 2016 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland, New South Wales)

Type locality: 3.4km NNE Noonbah homestead (24°04'51"S, 143°11’54”E) Queensland, Australia  
TypesHolotype. QM J90778 (Fig. 2), frozen tissue sample at South Australian Museum ABTC113844, collected by Mark Hutchinson.
Paratypes. Queensland. SAMA R63336, Winton, (22°27'S, 142°57'E); QM J92287, Winton (22°28'42"S, 142°53'31"E); AMS R110564, Camp 14km NE Scott’s Tank, Diamantina Lakes, NW of Windorah (23°45'S,141°40'E); AMS R110529, Scott’s Tank, Diamantina Lakes, NW of Windorah (23°58'S, 141°32'E); QM J83467, Noonbah Station (24°07'S, 143°11'E); QM J90774, Noonbah homestead, 3.4km NNE (24°04'51"S, 143° 11'54"E); QM J90170, Valetta Stn (24°15'21"S, 143°05'57"E); QM J59978 Jundah. ‘Noonbah Stn’ Rd to 'Waterloo Stn' in Bore Paddock (24°07'40"S, 143°11'30"E); QM J56888, Waterloo site 1 (24°16' S,143°13'E); AMS R 143856, Stonehenge area, within 10km N to S of Stonehenge (24°22'S, 143°19'E); QM J89191, Tyrone, approx 70km NW of Charleville - 3km S of old north Tyrone homestead (25°58'55"S, 145°44'17"E); QM J35697, Ambathala, 1km S Ra Tank (26°01' 30"S, 145°04'30"E); QM J79909, Mariala (26°05'S, 145°04'E); QM J74874, Mariala Nature Ref. (26°05'30"S, 145°04'15"E). New South Wales. AMS R158426, Sturt NP, Silver City Hwy, Wittabrinna Ck. Crossing (29°22'38"S, 142°02'08" E); AMS R132996, AMS R132997, Wanaaring, 4km W of Wanaaring at Turnoff to Wilcannia (29°42'S, 144°07'E); AMS R141988, Wanaaring (29°42'S, 144°09'E); AMS R165698, Nocoleche Nature Reserve, 11km W of Wanaaring - Wilcannia Rd (29°52'08"S, 144°00'34"E); AMS R165659, AMS R165697, AMS R166837, Nocoleche Nature Reserve, 11km West of Wanaaring - Wilcannia Road (29°52'08"S, 144°00'34" E); AMS R162733, AMS R165673, Lake Peery National Park (30°43'28"S, 143°29'15"E). 
EtymologyNamed for Dr Andrew Amey for his contributions to documenting Australia’s herpetofauna and promoting access to the Queensland Museum’s reptile and amphibian collections. 
  • COUPER, PATRICK J.; PAUL M. OLIVER 2016. A new species of gecko from arid inland regions of eastern Australia (Diplodactylus; Diplodactylidae). Zootaxa 4093 (4): 525–538 - get paper here
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