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Heteronotia planiceps STORR, 1989

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesBynoe's Prickly Gecko 
SynonymHeteronotia planiceps STORR 1989
Heteronotia spelea — SMITH & JOHNSTONE 1981
Heteronotia planiceps — KLUGE 1993
Heteronotia planiceps — COGGER 2000: 741
Heteronotia planiceps — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (N Western Australia plus SE Pilbara, adjacent Northern Territory)

Type locality: 15 km SW Kings Cascade, Western Australia, in 15° 43' S, 125°12' E.  
TypesHolotype: WAM 96971 
CommentClosely related to Heteronotia spelea, but the relationship has not been resolved. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “planus” = flat and “-ceps” head. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Smith,L.A. & Johnstone,R.E. 1981. Amphibians and reptiles of Mitchell Plateau and adjacent coast and lowlands, Kimberley, Western Australia. In: Biological Survey of Mitchell Plateau and Admirality Gulf, Kimberley, Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth: pp. 215-227
  • Storr, G. M. 1989. A new Heteronotia (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae) from Western Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 14: 269—273 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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