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Gehyra moritzi HUTCHINSON, SISTROM, DONNELLAN & HUTCHINSON, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymGehyra moritzi HUTCHINSON, SISTROM, DONNELLAN & HUTCHINSON 2014 
DistributionAustralia (SC Northern Territory: rocky mountain ranges centred on the MacDonnell Ranges and south to the James Range, west to the Kings Canyon area and north to the Devils Marbles)

Type locality: Corroboree Rock, East MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory (23° 44’ 23.0ˮ S, 133° 57' 02.5" E),  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: SAMA R65941K, adult male, collected by M. Hutchinson, P. Oliver, G. Armstrong and S. South on 9 January 2011 (Fig 9A–B).
Paratypes (n=17; all genotyped as ‘Clade 1’): MAGNT: R14356, R15356, 6 km SSW Claraville HS, NT (23° 25’S, 134° 44’E), R18310, Palm Valley Gas Well, Finke Gorge NP, NT (24° 01’S, 132° 37’E), R20664, Finke Gorge, NT (24° 08’S, 132° 49’E). SAMA: R65935K–36, Rainbow Valley, NT, R65896–900, R65937K–38, Emily Gap, NT (23° 44’S, 133° 57’E), R65895, Corroboree Rock, NT (23° 44’ 23ˮ S, 133° 57’ 03ˮ E, R65881, R65945K–46, 20 km S of Barrow Creek, NT (21° 38’S, 133° 44’E). 
CommentSimilar species: Gehyra moritzi includes populations formerly assigned to either G. montium or G. nana Storr, 1982. 
EtymologyThe specific name recognises the contribution of Dr Craig Moritz (Australian National University, Canberra, and University of California, Berkeley) in revealing the high level of karyotypic and morphological diversity among central Australian populations of Gehyra. 
References
  • HUTCHINSON, MARK N.; MARK J. SISTROM, STEPHEN C. DONNELLAN <br />& RHONDA G. HUTCHINSON 2014. Taxonomic revision of the Australian arid zone lizards Gehyra variegata and G. montium (Squamata, Gekkonidae) with description of three new species. Zootaxa 3814 (2): 221–241 - get paper here
 
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