Lucasium bungabinna DOUGHTY & HUTCHINSON, 2008
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lucasium bungabinna?
|Higher Taxa||Diplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Lucasium bungabinna DOUGHTY & HUTCHINSON 2008|
Diplodactylus stenodactylus — BUSH et al. 2007: 115
Lucasium bungabinna — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Type locality: 16 km northeast of Bungalbin Hill at 30°17'40"S, 119°44'50"E.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R166888. An adult male, (Australia: Western Australia). Collected by D. Robinson on 7 April 2007. Paratypes: WAM, SAMA|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A moderately large Lucasiumdistinguished from other members of the genus by the unique combination of its relatively large apical plates (apical plate pair slightly wider than finger; apical plate length more than twice that of claw in ventral view; Figure 2B in DOUGHTY & HUTCHINSON 2008); rostral bordering the nostril, separating anterior supranasal from first supralabial (Figure 2A); consistent presence of a well-defined vertebral stripe (Figures 3 and 4); relatively simple pattern of lateral spotting; digit undersides with a median series of enlarged, mostly single, subdigital scales (Figure 2B).|
|Etymology||The specific epithet has been coined by combining the names of the Bungalbin sandplain (WA) and Yellabinna Dunefield (SA; Copley and Kemper 1992), the land systems from which almost all specimens of L. bungabinna have been collected. The authors treat the name as a noun in apposition.|
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