Rhynchoedura angusta PEPPER, DOUGHTY, HUTCHINSON & KEOGH, 2011
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Rhynchoedura angusta?
|Higher Taxa||Diplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Border Beaked Gecko|
|Synonym||Rhynchoedura angusta PEPPER, DOUGHTY, HUTCHINSON & KEOGH 2011|
|Distribution||Australia (New South Wales, Bulloo-Bancannia drainage division, north of Renmark, South Australia to Longreach in central Queensland)|
Type locality: 5 km south of Millers Tank on Miller Road, Sturt National Park, NSW (-29.0333°S, 141.7333°E) 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||Holotype: AMS R152940, an adult male.|
|Comment||Diagnosis. Morphological diagnosis as for R. ormsbyi except that R. angusta sp. nov. tend to have fewer small, well-defined spots. R. angusta sp. nov. tends to have longer arms (relative to SVL), smaller distance from nostril to eye (NarEye) relative to HeadL, and fewer NarScales than R. eyrensis.|
Habitat. Distributed in the alluvial floodplains of the Channel Country, on Mitchell grass and Spinifex grasslands.
|Etymology||angusta is Latin for narrow/constricted, in reference to the narrow north–south distribution of this species. Used as a noun in apposition. Also in reference to Angus Emmott for his con- tribution to herpetology, and the collection locality of the north- ernmost extent of this species on his Noonbah Station property in Queensland.|