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Diplodactylus granariensis STORR, 1979

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesDiplodactylus granariensis granariensis STORR 1979
Diplodactylus granariensis rex STORR 1988 
Common NamesWestern Stone Gecko, Wheat-belt Stone Gecko SA (granariensis)
Giant Stone Gecko (rex) 
SynonymDiplodactylus vittatus - WERNER 1910 (partim)
Phyllodactylus barbouri ANGEL 1936 (part.)
Diplodactylus granariensis STORR 1979
Diplodactylus barbouri BRYGOO 1991
Diplodactylus granariensis — COGGER 2000: 219
Diplodactylus granariensis — WILSON & SWAN 2010

Diplodactylus granariensis granariensis STORR 1979
Diplodactylus granariensis STORR 1979
Diplodactylus granariensis granariensis - STORR 1988
Diplodactylus granariensis granariensis — RÖSLER 2000: 77

Diplodactylus granariensis rex STORR 1988
Diplodactylus granariensis rex STORR 1988
Diplodactylus rex - WELLS & WELLINGTON 1989
Diplodactylus granariensis rex — RÖSLER 2000: 77 
DistributionAustralia (South Australia, W/S West Australia, S Pilbara region)

granariensis: south of about 28°S; Type locality: Walyahmoning Rock, 30° 38’ S, 118’ 43’ E, W. A.

rex: north of about 28°S; Type locality: 44 km southeast of Leinster, WA. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 5600 (1936 Phyllodactylus barbouri Angel)
Holotype: WAM R54239 (1979 Diplodactylus granariensis Storr)
Holotype: WAM R97288 (1988 Diplodactylus granariensis rex Storr) 
CommentStorr found three chromosome forms within Diplodactylus granariensis, the most prevalent being 2n=36. Since Diplodactylus granariensis and Diplodactylus furcosus differ only chromosomally, Phyllodactylus barbouri might be a junior synonym of D. furcosus.

Diagnosis. The species D. granariensis is distinguished from other stone geckos by a combination of strongly-developed, wavy-edged to almost straight dorsal stripe, extending on to the head as a very broad bifurcate pale stripe to each eye and flanks with no, or only small, and poorly-defined pale spots and the second supralabial consistently as tall as or taller than the first. 
References
  • Angel, F. 1936. Deux gekkos nouveaux de Madagascar appartenant au genre Phyllodactylus. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France, 61:508-511.
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Doughty, Paul; Oliver, Paul; Adams, Mark 2008. Systematics of stone geckos in the genus Diplodactylus (Reptilia: Diplodactylidae) from northwestern Australia, with a description of a new species from the Northwest Cape, Western Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 24: 247-265 - get paper here
  • HUTCHINSON, MARK N.; PAUL DOUGHTY & PAUL M. OLIVER 2009. Taxonomic revision of the stone geckos (Squamata: Diplodactylidae: Diplodactylus) of southern Australia. Zootaxa 2167: 25-46 - get paper here
  • Oliver, Paul; Andrew Hugall, Mark Adams, Steven J.B. Cooper and Mark Hutchinson 2007. Genetic elucidation of cryptic and ancient diversity in a group of Australian diplodactyline geckos: The Diplodactylus vittatus complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44 (1): 77-88 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Storr, G. M. 1988. Three new Diplodactylus (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae) from the and zone of Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 14: 217-233. - get paper here
  • Storr,G.M. 1979. The Diplodactylus vittatus complex (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae) in Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 7: 391-402
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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