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Rhynchoedura angusta PEPPER, DOUGHTY, HUTCHINSON & KEOGH, 2011

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBorder Beaked Gecko 
SynonymRhynchoedura angusta PEPPER, DOUGHTY, HUTCHINSON & KEOGH 2011 
DistributionAustralia (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:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: AMS R152940, an adult male. 
CommentHabitat. Distributed in the alluvial floodplains of the Channel Country, on Mitchell grass and Spinifex grasslands. 
Etymologyangusta 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. 
References
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Pepper, Mitzy; Paul Doughty, Mark N. Hutchinson, J. Scott Keogh 2011. Ancient drainages divide cryptic species in Australia’s arid zone: Morphological and multi-gene evidence for four new species of Beaked Geckos (Rhynchoedura). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 61 (3): 810-822 - get paper here
 
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