Diplodactylus calcicolus HUTCHINSON, DOUGHTY & OLIVER, 2009
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Diplodactylus calcicolus?
|Higher Taxa||Diplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||South Coast Gecko|
|Synonym||Diplodactylus calcicolus HUTCHINSON, DOUGHTY & OLIVER 2009|
Diplodactylus calcicolus — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Type locality: Hambidge Conservation Park, Eyre Peninsula, SA (33º 26' 40" S, 136º 02' 30" E).
|Types||Holotype: SAMA R25343, adult male, collected by the Mammal Club of the SA Field Naturalists’ Society on 23 April 1984 (Fig. 8); paratypes: WAM (22)|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. A moderate-sized, longer tailed member of the D. vittatus complex, typically with a highly broken and spotted pattern, but showing considerable within-population variation. Flanks marked with spots of various sizes, and background colour of dorsum usually variegated by a mixture of lighter and darker |
|Comment||Habitat: cool dry habitats, typically on limestone or calcareous coastal sands.|
|Etymology||The specific name has been constructed from Latin roots 'calci' (lime) and 'cola' (inhabitant), referring to the dominant limestone geology of the coast and hinterland of the Great Australian Bight, the central area of the species’ distribution.|
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