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Phyllurus championae COUPER, SCHNEIDER, HOSKIN & COVACEVICH, 2000

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Higher TaxaCarphodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPhyllurus championae COUPER, SCHNEIDER, HOSKIN & COVACEVICH 2000
Phyllurus championae — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Phyllurus championae — COGGER 2014: 273 
DistributionAustralia (mid-east Queensland coast)

Type locality: Cameron Ck, 6.5 km WNW Koumala (21° 34’ 24’’ S, 149° 11’ 06’’ E), MEQ. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: QM J64847, male; paratypes: QM 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Irene Champion, a Resource Ranger with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, who pointed the authors to the Cameron Ck/Black Mtn as a potential source of “unusual fauna”. 
References
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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