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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 (West Australia: Murchison and Fortescue River districts)

N. w. wheeleri: Murchison River district
N. w. cinctus: Fortescue River district; Type locality: Tambrey, in 21° 38’ S, 117° 3 7’ E, W. A.

Type locality: Yandil, 30 mi NE of Wiluna, W. A.  
Reproductionoviparous 
Typesholotype: MCZ 32950
holotype: WAM R4284 [wheeleri] 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after the leader of the Harvard Australian expedition that found this species, Dr. William M. Wheeler. 
References
  • 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.
  • Love, B. 2014. Die unsichtbare Arche. Reptilia (Münster) 19 (107): 14-15
  • Loveridge, A. 1932. New lizards of the genera Nephrurus and Amphibolurus from Western Australia. Proc. New England zool. Club 13:31-34.
  • MCGILL, BRENDAN 2015. Captive husbandry and breeding of the banded knob-tailed gecko (Nephrurus wheeleri cinctus) at Perth Zoo. Herpetological Bulletin (134) - get paper here
  • Oliver, P.M. & Bauer, A.M. 2011. Systematics. and evolution of the Australian knob-tail geckos (Nephrurus, Carphodactylidae, Gekkota): Pleisomorphic grades and biome shifts through the Miocene. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59 (3): 664-674 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M. 1963. The gekkonid genus Nephrurus in Western Australia, including a new species and three new subspecies. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 46:85-90.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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