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Diplodactylus galaxias DOUGHTY, PEPPER & KEOGH, 2010

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesNorthern Pilbara Beak-faced Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus galaxias DOUGHTY, PEPPER & KEOGH 2010
Diplodactylus galaxias — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia: Pilbara region)

Type locality: 42 km NNE Munjina Roadhouse, Western Australia, Australia (2159’S; 11845’E).  
TypesHolotype: WAM R113624, an adult female collected on 15 April 1992 by B. Bush.
Paratypes. R146616 (female) – 203 km S Port Hedland, Western Australia, Australia; R158145 (male) – 24.5 km N Cowra Line Camp, Western Australia, Australia; R165134 (male) – 2.6 km WNW Python Pool, Western Australia, Australia; R165502, R165516 and R165532 (males) – West Intercourse Island, Western Australia, Australia; R166639 (female) – Mons Cupri Mine, Western Australia, Australia. 
Etymologygalaxias (Greek) is in reference to the widely-scattered spots on the dorsum which resemble stars in a galaxy. Used as a noun in apposition. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Doughty, P.; Pepper, Mitzy; J. Scott Keogh 2010. Morphological and molecular assessment of the Diplodactylus savagei species complex in the Pilbara region, Western Australia, with a description of a new species. Zootaxa 2393: 33–45 - get paper here
  • Ellis, Ryan J.; Paul Doughty and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. An annotated type catalogue of the geckos and pygopods (Squamata: Gekkota: Carphodactylidae, Diplodactylidae, Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae) in the collection of the Western Australian Museum Records of the Western Australian Museum 33: 051–094 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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