Heteronotia planiceps STORR, 1989
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Heteronotia planiceps?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Bynoe's Prickly Gecko|
|Synonym||Heteronotia planiceps STORR 1989|
Heteronotia spelea - SMITH & JOHNSTONE 1981
Heteronotia planiceps — KLUGE 1993
Heteronotia planiceps — COGGER 2000: 741
Heteronotia planiceps — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (N West Australia plus SE Pilbara, adjacent North Territory)|
Type locality: 15 km SW Kings Cascade, Western Australia, in 15° 43' S, 125°12' E. Map legend:
- Type locality.
|Types||Holotype: WAM 96971|
|Comment||Closely related to Heteronotia spelea, but the relationship has not been resolved.|
Diagnosis: A moderately small lIeteronotia with bold pattern of dark straight-edged transverse nuchal, dorsal and caudal bands, distinguishable from H. spelea by temporal stripe in contact with occipital band but not with nuchal band. (When dorsal bands are present in H. binoei they are narrow, not straight-edged and about 7 in number).
|Etymology||Named after Latin “planus” = flat and “-ceps” head.|