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Diplodactylus bilybara COUPER, PEPPER & OLIVER, 2014

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWestern Fat-tailed Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus bilybara COUPER, PEPPER & OLIVER in OLIVER et al. 2014 
DistributionAustralia (W Western Australia)

Type locality: 21 km S Barradale (22° 55’ S, 114° 46’E) WA Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
 
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. WAM R174500 (formerly SAMA R22820).
Paratypes. WAM R132531-32, Burrup Peninsula (20° 40’ 36” S, 116° 45’ 08” E) WA; WAM R132529, Burrup Peninsula (20° 40’ 49” S, 116° 44’ 37” E) WA; WAM R110058, 3.5km S Kar- ratha (20° 46’ 04” S, 116° 50’ 31” E) WA; WAM R110027, 6km S Karratha (20° 47’ 40” S, 116° 51’ 24” E) WA; WAM R165155, 8.5km WSW Yanyare River mouth (20° 50’ 40” S 116° 22’ 02” E) WA; WAM R159892, WAM R159894, WAM R159940, WAMR159947, 10km S Mallina homestead (20° 58’ 10” S, 118° 02’ 54” E) WA; WAM R165177, 9.5km ESE Marda Pool (21° 03’ 47” S, 116° 14’ 00” E) WA; WAM R110182, WAM R110218, WAM R110220, 12.5km SW Millstream (21° 40’ 37” S, 116° 58’ 30” E) WA; WAM R134523, 8km N Exmouth (21° 52’ 12” S, 114° 07’ 01” E) WA; WAM R110148, 8km S Coolawanyah (21° 52’ 55” S, 117° 47’ 40” E) WA; WAM R163018, 7km SSE Mount Minnie (22° 10’ 10” S, 115° 33’ 39” E) WA; WAM R162059, 19.5km SSW Mount Amy (22° 25’ 09” S, 115° 50’ 16” E) WA; WAM R162052-53 21km SSE Mount Amy (22° 26’ 05” S, 115° 55’ 49” E) WA; WAM R158331, WAM R159932, Giralia homestead (22° 41’ 38” S, 114° 23’ 28” E) WA; SAMA R22905, 6km S Barradale (22° 52’ S, 114° 52’ E) WA; SAMA R22818, 11km S Barradale (22° 52’ 30” S, 114° 50’ E) WA; SAMA R22819, 9km S Barradale (22° 53’ S,114° 52’ E) WA; SAMA R22821 21km S Barradale (22° 55’ S, 114° 46’E) WA; AMS R165713, Jack Hills (26° 03’ 24” S, 117° 12’ 58” E) WA. 
CommentDistribution: see map in OLIVER et al. 2014 (Fig. 3). 
EtymologyThe name refers to the Pilbara region where this species occurs. The name Pilbara is said to be derived from the Aboriginal word bilybara, meaning 'dry' in the languages of the Nyamal and Banyjima people. 
References
  • Oliver PM, Couper PJ, Pepper M 2014. Independent Transitions between Monsoonal and Arid Biomes Revealed by Systematic Revison of a Complex of Australian Geckos (Diplodactylus; Diplodactylidae). PLoS ONE 9(12): e111895. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111895 - get paper here
 
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