Oedura fimbria OLIVER & DOUGHTY, 2016
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Oedura fimbria?
|Higher Taxa||Diplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Western marbled velvet gecko|
|Synonym||Oedura fimbria OLIVER & DOUGHTY 2016|
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia)|
Type locality: Brockman Ridge, Western Australia, 23.3108°S, 119.9169°E, Western Australia
|Types||Holotype. 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).
|Comment||Habitat: 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).|
|Etymology||Fimbria 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.|
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