Heteronotia atra PEPPER, DOUGHTY, FUJITA, MORITZ & KEOGH, 2013
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Heteronotia atra?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Black Pilbara Gecko|
|Synonym||Heteronotia atra PEPPER, DOUGHTY, FUJITA, MORITZ & KEOGH 2013|
|Distribution||Australia (WA: NW Pilbara region)|
Type locality: 5 km south of Lake Poongkaliyarra, WA (-21.03590° S, 117.10658° E).
|Types||Holotype: WAM R110076 (male) collected on 10 October 2004 by J.K. Rolfe, L.A. Smith, and B. Durrant|
Paratypes. — WAM R110056 (female), WAM R165222 (female), WAM R162439 (female) WAM R110075 (female), same location as holotype; WAM R163243 (male), 12.8 km southwest of Roebourne, WA (220.8877°S, 117.1017°E).
|Comment||Habitat. — Bare black boulder scree (Cooya Pooya dolerite) with scattered Triodia and shrubs.|
|Etymology||The specific name atra (Latin) means ‘black’, and refers to the melanic coloration.|