Heteronotia fasciolata PEPPER, DOUGHTY, FUJITA, MORITZ & KEOGH, 2013
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Heteronotia fasciolata?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Pale-headed Gecko|
|Synonym||Heteronotia fasciolatus PEPPER, DOUGHTY, FUJITA, MORITZ & KEOGH 2013|
Heteronotia fasciolata — COGGER 2014: 976
Type locality: Harts Range racecourse, central Australia, NT (-23.02284°S, 134.93135°E),
|Types||Holotype: NTM R36284 (male), collected on 3 June 2010 by M. Fujita, M. Pepper, and C. Moritz.|
Paratypes. — MCZ 188177 Harts Range racecourse (-23.02284°S, 134.93135°E); MCZ 188183 (male) Tylers Pass, NT (-23.62938°S, 132.35660°E); MCZ 188182 (male), Ormiston Gorge, NT (-23.63799uS, 132.73291uE); NTM R36288 (female)
Tylers Pass, NT (-23.62938°S, 132.35660°E); NTM R36297 (male), Ormiston Gorge, NT (223.63799°S, 132.73291°E).
|Comment||Habitat. — Sheltering among rocks naturally, but can be found among human-made structures such as sheet metal in rocky surrounds.|
Similar species: H. binoei (see sympatry)
Sympatry: the CA6 chromosome race of H. binoei in central Australia. Here H. binoei also posess a banded morphology, with occasional samples strikingly similar to H. fasciolatus.
|Etymology||In a PhD thesis, Stewart (1996) informally proposed the name H. fasciolatus based on four karyotyped specimens from Undoolya Station in Central Australia. Fasciolatus is a diminutive of the Latin fascia, meaning ‘band’.|