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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 NamesE: Western Stone Gecko, Wheat-belt Stone Gecko SA (granariensis)
Giant Stone Gecko (rex) 
SynonymDiplodactylus granariensis STORR 1979
Diplodactylus vittatus — WERNER 1910 (partim)
Phyllodactylus barbouri ANGEL 1936 (part.)
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 Western 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.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: WAM R54239
Holotype: MNHN 5600 [barbouri]
Holotype: WAM, collected by B.G. Bush 1986 R97288 [rex] 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. 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. 
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.

Hutchinson et al. (2009) elected not to synonomise D. g. rex despite no genetic support (Oliver et al., 2007). However, D. g. rex taxon is one of the most divergent in size and pattern and hence may be an incipient species. 
Etymology 
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
  • 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
  • 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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