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Oedura gemmata KING & GOW, 1983

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesDotted Velvet Gecko, Jewelled Velvet Gecko 
SynonymOedura marmorata — COGGER 1975 (partim)
Oedura gemmata KING & GOW 1983
Oedura gemmata — KLUGE 1993
Oedura gemmata — COGGER 2000: 262
Oedura gemmata — OLIVER et al. 2012 
DistributionAustralia (N Northern Territory)

Type locality: rock outcrop 5 km west of the South Alligator River on the Pine Creek to El Sharana road in the Northern Territory.  
TypesHolotype: NTM R.9817 
CommentKaryotype: 2n = 38 (King 1987) 
EtymologyThe specific name gemmata comes from the Latin for gem or jewel. 
  • 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.
  • King,M. & Gow,G. 1983. A new species of Oedura (Gekkonidae: Reptilia) from the Alligator Rivers region of northern Australia. Copeia 1983 (2): 445-449 - get paper here
  • Laube, A. & Langner, C. 2007. Australische Samtgeckos. Die Gattung Oedura. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - get paper here
  • Oliver, Paul M.; Aaron M. Bauer, Eli Greenbaum, Todd Jackman, Tara Hobbie 2012. Molecular phylogenetics of the arboreal Australian gecko genus OeduraGray 1842 (Gekkota: Diplodactylidae): Another plesiomorphic grade?. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63 (2): 255-264 - get paper here
  • Rosauer, D.F., et al., 2016. Phylogeography, hotspots and conservation priorities: An example from the Top End of Australia. Biological Conservation, doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2016.05.002 - get paper here
  • Schmida, G. 2007. Betrachtungen zu den australischen Samtgeckos der Gattung Oedura. Draco 8 (29): 22-30 - 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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