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Gehyra lapistola OLIVER, PRASETYA, TEDESCHI, FENKER, ELLIS, DOUGHTY & MORITZ, 2020

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Litchfield Rock Gehyra 
SynonymGehyra lapistola OLIVER, PRASETYA, TEDESCHI, FENKER, ELLIS, DOUGHTY & MORITZ 2020: 42 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory)

Type locality: Dorat Road, approximately 6 km from Stuart Highway, NT (−13.2851S, 131.1174E).  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. NTM R37093, adult male, collect by P.M. Oliver, M. Hammer and P. Skipwith, 28 September 2013.
Paratypes (N = 11). Northern Territory: NTM R21786, Litchfield NP, NT (−13.22S, 130.73E); NTM R36708, Fish River Gorge, Fish River Station, NT (−14.2660S, 130.8936E); NTM R37055, Dorat Road, Robin Falls area, NT (−13.35S, 131.14E); NTM R37051, Daly River Road, Daly River region, NT (exact latitude and longitude unknown); NTM R37092, Dorat Road, approximately 6 km from Stuart Highway, NT (−13.2851S, 131.1174E); NTM R38191 (field # CCM2882), NTM R38192 (field # CCM2884), Tolmer Falls turnoff, Litchfield NP, NT (−13.1965S, 130.7139E); NTM R38193 (field # CCM2935), Florence Falls turnoff, Litchfield NP, NT (−13.1264S, 130.8046E); NTM R38194 (field # CCM6052), NTM R38195 (field # CCM6053), Mount Pleasant, Tipperary Station, NT (−13.5915S, 131.1678E); NTM R38196 (field # CCM6070), Litchfield Mining Camp, 5 km from Daly River Road, NT (−13.5096S, 130.7727 E). 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
EtymologyThe species epithet is formed from the Latin words lapis (rock, stone) and stolo (runner), used in its adjectival form as stola, as in ‘rock-running’, in reference to the species occurrence in rocky escarpment and outcrop habitats. 
References
  • Oliver PM, Prasetya AM, Tedeschi LG, Fenker J, Ellis RJ, Doughty P, Moritz C. 2020. Crypsis and convergence: integrative taxonomic revision of the Gehyra australis group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northern Australia. PeerJ 8:e7971 - get paper here
 
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