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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: Ocellated Velvet Gecko, Ocellated Gecko, Blotched Gecko
G: Samtgecko, Augenfleckengecko, Fettschwanzgecko 
SynonymOedura ocellata BOULENGER 1885: 105 (partim)
Oedura monilis DE VIS 1888
Phyllodactylus (Oedura) Castelnaui — Thominot (partim) 1889
Oedura monilis — FRY 1915: 86
Oedura marmorata — LOVERIDGE 1934 (partim)
Oedura attenboroughi WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 13
Oedura monilis — KLUGE 1993
Oedura monilis — COGGER 2000: 264
Oedura monilis — OLIVER et al. 2012 
DistributionAustralia (NE New South Wales, E Queensland)

Type locality: Queensland  
TypesHolotype: QM J228 
CommentSynonymy: Oedura attenboroughi Wells & Wellington, 1985 (holotype: NTM R4816) has been referred to O. marmorata by Shea & Sadlier (1999), however, the type specimen has distinctive dark-edged dorsal ocelli and is relatively small, indicating that it is part of the O. monilis de Vis, 1888 species complex from eastern Australia (OLIVER & DOUGHTY 2016).

Illustration in Schmida (2000). 
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  • 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.
  • De Vis, C. W. 1888. A contribution to the herpetology of Queensland. Proc. Linn. Soc. N. S. W. (2) 2: 811-826 [1887] - get paper here
  • Fry, D. B. 1915. Descriptions and notes on three lizards. Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland 27: 86-88 - get paper here
  • Hagey TJ, Harte S, Vickers M, Harmon LJ, Schwarzkopf L 2017. There’s more than one way to climb a tree: Limb length and microhabitat use in lizards with toe pads. PLoS One 12 (9): e0184641 - get paper here
  • Holfert, Tino 1996. Haltung und Vermehrung der australischen Samtgeckos Oedura monilis und Oedura castelnaui. Elaphe 4 (3): 19-24
  • Hoskin, C.J.; Higgie, M. 2008. A new species of velvet gecko (Diplodactylidae: Oedura) from north-east Queensland, Australia. Zootaxa 1788: 21–36 - get paper here
  • HOSKIN, CONRAD J.; STEPHEN M. ZOZAYA, ERIC VANDERDUYS 2018. A new species of velvet gecko (Diplodactylidae: Oedura) from sandstone habitats of inland north Queensland, Australia Zootaxa 4486 (2): 101–114 - get paper here
  • Laube, A. & Langner, C. 2007. Australische Samtgeckos. Die Gattung Oedura. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - get paper here
  • Laube, A. & Langner, C. 2007. Die “Geckos” Australiens. Draco 8 (29): 4-21 - 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
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Studien an den Begattungsorganen der Geckos (Reptilia: Gekkota) - 3. Die Hemipenismorphologie von Arten der Gattungen Hoplodactylus FITZINGER 1843, Naultinus GRAY 1842, Oedura GRAY 1842, Rhacodactylus FITZINGER 1843 und Strophurus FITZINGER 1843 (Gek Gekkota 2: 220-248
  • Schmida, G. 2000. Exkursionen bei Mackay und Proserpine. DATZ 53 (9): 8-12
  • 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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