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Higher TaxaCarphodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymPhyllurus amnicola COUPER, SCHNEIDER, HOSKIN & COVACEVICH 2000: 255
Phyllurus amnicola — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Phyllurus amnicola — COGGER 2014: 272
Phyllurus amnicola — CHAPPLE et al. 2019: 107 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland, north of the Burdekin Gap)

Type locality: Alligator Ck, Mt Elliot, Bowling Green Bay NP (19° 28’ S, 146° 59’ E), NEQ.  
TypesHolotype: QM J64408, female 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyFrom the Latin “dwelling by a river”, a reference to its type locality. 
  • Bertola, Lorenzo V.; Megan Higgie, and Conrad J. Hoskin 2018. Resolving distribution and population fragmentation in two leaf-tailed gecko species of north-east Australia: key steps in the conservation of microendemic species. Australian Journal of Zoology 66 (2): 152-166 - get paper here
  • Chapple, David G.; Reid Tingley, Nicola J. Mitchell, Stewart L. Macdonald, J. Scott Keogh, Glenn M. Shea, Philip Bowles, Neil A. Cox, John C. Z. Woinarski 2019. The Action Plan for Australian Lizards and Snakes 2017. CSIRO, 663 pp. DOI: 10.1071/9781486309474 - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Couper, P. J., SCHNEIDER, C. J., HOSKIN, C. J. & J. A. COVACEVICH 2000. Australian leaf-tailed geckos: phylogeny, a new genus, two new species and other new data. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 45 (2): 253-265 - get paper here
  • Hoskin, C.J.; P. J. Couper & C. J. Schneider 2003. A New Species of Phyllurus (Lacertailia: Gekkonidae) and a Revised Phylogeny and Key for the Australian Leaf-tailed Geckos. Australian Journal of Zoology 51 (2): 153-164 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - 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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