Oedura murrumanu OLIVER, LAVER, MELVILLE & DOUGHTY, 2014
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Oedura murrumanu?
|Higher Taxa||Diplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Limestone Range Velvet Gecko|
|Synonym||Oedura murrumanu OLIVER, LAVER, MELVILLE & DOUGHTY 2014|
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia)|
Type locality: Oscar Range, Western Australia (17.9166°S, 125.3024°E).
|Types||Holotype. WAM R173368 (Field# PMO54), an adult male with original tail, collected by Paul Oliver, Paul Horner, and Susan Perkins on 28 October 2013.|
Paratypes. WAM R173370 (Field# PMO56), NMV D76948 (PMO55) with same collection details as holotype; NMV D77002 (PMO51), NMV D76947 (PMO53), WAM R173369 (Field# PMO52) collected by Paul Oliver, Paul Horner, and Susan Perkins, Oscar Range (17.9125°S, 125.2827°E) on 28 October 2013.
|Comment||Size: max. 10 mm SVL|
|Etymology||Murru manu’ (‘u’ pronouced as ‘oo’) is the word for gecko in the language of the Bunuba people of the south-west Kimberley. This new species is probably entirely restricted to the traditional lands of the Bunuba.|
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