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Lucasium bungabinna DOUGHTY & HUTCHINSON, 2008

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymLucasium bungabinna DOUGHTY & HUTCHINSON 2008
Diplodactylus stenodactylus — BUSH et al. 2007: 115
Lucasium bungabinna — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia

Type locality: 16 km northeast of Bungalbin Hill at 30°17'40"S, 119°44'50"E.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: WAM R166888. An adult male, (Australia: Western Australia). Collected by D. Robinson on 7 April 2007.
Paratypes: WAM, SAMA 
CommentDiagnosis: 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). 
EtymologyThe 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. 
References
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Doughty, Paul; Hutchinson, M.N. 2008. A new species of Lucasium (Squamata: Diplodactylidae) from the southern deserts of Western Australia and South Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 25: 95-106 - 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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