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Nephrurus wheeleri LOVERIDGE, 1932

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Higher TaxaCarphodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesNephrurus wheeleri wheeleri LOVERIDGE 1932
Nephrurus wheeleri cinctus STORR 1963 
Common NamesBanded Knob-tail 
SynonymNephrurus laevis — LUCAS & LE SOUEF 1909 (partim)
Nephrurus wheeleri LOVERIDGE 1932
Nephrurus wheeleri — COGGER 2000: 257
Nephrurus wheeleri — OLIVER & BAUER 2011
Nephrurus wheeleri — COGGER 2014: 269

Nephrurus wheeleri wheeleri LOVERIDGE 1932
Nephrurus wheeleri LOVERIDGE 1932
Nephrurus wheeleri wheeleri — STORR 1963
Nephrurus wheeleri wheeleri — RÖSLER 2000: 97

Nephrurus wheeleri cinctus STORR 1963
Nephrurus wheeleri cinctus STORR 1963
Nephrurus cinctus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Nephrurus wheeleri cinctus — RÖSLER 2000: 97
Nephrurus wheeleri cinctus — LOVE 2014: 14 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia: Murchison and Fortescue River districts)

wheeleri: Murchison River district; Type locality: Yandil, 30 mi NE of Wiluna, W. A. (26°22'S, 119°49'E)

cinctus: Fortescue River district; Type locality: Tambrey, in 21° 38’ S, 117° 37’ E, W. A.

TypesHolotype: MCZ 32950, A.G. Paterson, September 1931; Paratypes: WAM R4459 (formerly MCZ R32955), BMNH, RMNH ?
Holotype: WAM R4284, O. Cusack, 1931; paratypes: WAM [cinctus] 
EtymologyNamed after the leader of the Harvard Australian expedition that found this species, Dr. William M. Wheeler. 
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  • Loveridge, A. 1932. New lizards of the genera Nephrurus and Amphibolurus from Western Australia. Proc. New England zool. Club 13:31-34.
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