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Oedura fimbria OLIVER & DOUGHTY, 2016

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesWestern marbled velvet gecko 
SynonymOedura fimbria OLIVER & DOUGHTY 2016 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia)

Type locality: Brockman Ridge, Western Australia, 23.3108°S, 119.9169°E, Western Australia  
TypesHolotype. WAM R154783, adult male with original tail, Brockman Ridge, Western Australia, 23.3108°S, 119.9169°E, Western Australia, collected by J. Fraser on 5 April 2004.
Paratypes. All from Western Australia: WAM R105965, 7 km north of Mount Magnet (28.00°S, 117.88°E); WAM R119991, Hope Downs (23.01°S, 119.10°E); WAM R119993, Hope Downs (23.00°S, 119.12°E); WAM R129595, 120 km north-west of Newman (22.92°S, 118.88°E); WAM R129635, 120 km north-west of Newman (22.92°S, 119.02°E); WAM R135369, Mount Brockman (22.31°S, 117.32°E); WAM R154796–7, Walga Rock (27.40°S, 117.47°E); WAM R157504, WAM R157508, WAM R157516, Packsaddle Range (22.92°S, 118.89°E); WAM R157595, West Angelas (23.19°S, 118.86°E); WAM R160074, 32.5 km east-south-east of Meentheena Outcamp (21.33°S, 120.750°E); WAM R165150, 5 km north-north-west Python Pool (21.32°S, 117.23°E). 
CommentHabitat: relatively massive ranges, rocky outcrops and breakaways, caves and gorges, with a few occurrences on trees and one under tin. OLIVER & DOUGHTY 2016 have only observed this species on rocky outcrops with large boulders (Pilbara) or on cliff faces (Kennedy Range). 
EtymologyFimbria is Latin for fringe in reference to the lateral fringes of expanded lamellae along the sides of the digits. Used as a noun in apposition. 
  • OLIVER, PAUL M.; PAUL DOUGHTY 2016. Systematic revision of the marbled velvet geckos (Oedura marmorata species complex, Diplodactylidae) from the Australian arid and semi-arid zones Zootaxa 4088 (2): 151–176 - get paper here
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