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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesEastern Stone Gecko, Wood Gecko, Stone Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus vittatus GRAY 1832
Diplodactylus ornatus GRAY 1844 (fide LOVERIDGE 1934)
Diplodactylus furcosus PETERS 1863: 229 (fide BOULENGER 1885)
Phyllodactylus Lesueurii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836 (partim)
Phyllodactylus vittatus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836: 400
Phyllodactylus Vittatus — DUMÉRIL in DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1851
Phyllodactylus vittatus — DUMÉRIL 1856
Diplodactylus polyophthalmus GÜNTHER 1867: 49 (fide LOVERIDGE 1934)
Diplodactylus vittatus — BOULENGER 1885: 100
Diplodactylus vittatus — WERMUTH 1965: 27
Diplodactylus vittatus (cf) furcosus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1989
Diplodactylus vittatus — KLUGE 1993
Diplodactylus vittatus — COGGER 2000: 232
Diplodactylus vittatus — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria)

Type locality: Australia (‘Nova Hollandia’)  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.9.7.43 (1832 Diplodactylus vittatus Gray) 
CommentDiplodactylus vittatus group.

Type Species: Diplodactylus vittatus GRAY 1832 is the type species of the genus Diplodactylus GRAY 1832.

Habitat. Found in a variety of semiarid to dry temperate habitats, from sandy mallee in the south to rocky hill slopes in tall open forest in the Great Dividing range. 
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