Oedura marmorata GRAY, 1842
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Oedura marmorata?
|Higher Taxa||Diplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Marbled Velvet Gecko|
|Synonym||Oedura marmorata GRAY 1842|
Phyllodactylus (Aedura) marmorata — DUMÉRIL 1856
Phyllodactylus marmoratus — STEINDACHNER 1867
Oedura verrillii COPE 1869: 318
Oedura verrillii — GÜNTHER 1869
Oedura fracticolor DE VIS 1884
Oedura marmorata — BOULENGER 1885: 104
Oedura ? verrillii — BOULENGER 1885: 108
Oedura greeri WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 14 (nom. nud.)
Oedura marmorata — RÖSLER 2000: 97
Oedura marmorata — COGGER 2000: 263
Oedura marmorata — OLIVER et al. 2012
Oedura marmorata — OLIVER & DOUGHTY 2016
|Distribution||Australia (Northern Territory)|
Type locality: Port Essington, N. T. [lectotype]
Type locality: ‘Kimberley’ (currently Normanton) at the mouth of the Norman River on the Gulf of Carpentaria in Queensland [fracticolor] Map legend:
- Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.
NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
|Types||Lectotype BMNH xxii.2b.; syntype: MCZ R-6471|
Holotype: AMS R87677 [greeri]
|Comment||Synonymy: OLIVER & DOUGHTY 2016 split up O. marmorata into several spcies, and removed Oedura cincta DE VIS 1888 from the synonymy of O. marmorata. KLUGE (1965, 1993) listed verillii with a question mark, indicating its unclear synonymy. Owing to the vague description and type location and lack of type specimens, OLIVER & DOUGHTY 2016 maintain O. verrillii as a junior synonym of O. marmorata. Oedura greeri Wells & Wellington, 1985 (holotype: AMS R87677) was described without diagnosis and is regarded as a nomen nudum (Shea & Sadlier 1999).|
Type species: Oedura marmorata is the type species of the genus Oedura GRAY 1842. Cogger (1992) offers the following generic diagnosis: “Rostral and mental shields rounded. Labials larger than adjacent scales. Postmentals enlarged. Digits moderately long,depressed, moderately expanded distally to form distinct pad; a greatly enlarged pair of apical subdigital lamellae, followed by a series of enlarged transverse lamellae, divided distally, single proximally; digits lying flat on substrate when viewed laterally; all digits clawed, the claws small, retractile and lying between the enlarged apical lamellae. Preanal pores present.” (cited after COUPER et al. 2007).
Distribution: note that the distribution of O. mormorata has been restricted to the Northern Territory after splitting off other populations into different species (O. cincta, O. fimbria).
Karyotype: 2n = 38 (King 1987)
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