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Diplodactylus lateroides DOUGHTY & OLIVER, 2013

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesSpeckled Stone Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus lateroides DOUGHTY & OLIVER 2013 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia: Darling Range inland and south of Perth)

Type locality: Australia: Western Australia: Mount Dale (32.13°S; 116.30°E).  
TypesHolotype: WAM R156613, an adult male collected on 4 June 2005 by B. Maryan and P. Orange.
Paratypes: Australia: Western Australia: *WAM R117867 (male), Byford (32.217°S; 116.000°E); WAM R121167 (male), Cooliabberra Spring (32.18°S; 116.03°E); WAM R135539 (female), Kingston State Forest (34.0742°S; 116.3286°E); WAM R154719 (male), Dwellingup area (32.7041°S; 116.1103°E); *WAM R156612 (female), as for holotype. 
EtymologyETYMOLOGY: The specific name laterioides means ‘resembles laterite’ in Latin, in reference to the similarity of the colour pattern of many individuals of this species to the lateritic surfaces on which they occur (Figure 2 in Douhgty & Oliver 2013). 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Doughty, Paul and Paul M. Oliver 2013. Systematics of Diplodactylus (Squamata: Diplodactylidae) from the south-western Australian biodiversity hotspot: redefinition of D. polyophthalmus and the description of two new species. Rec W Austral Mus 28 (1): 44-65 - get paper here
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