Rhynchoedura angusta PEPPER, DOUGHTY, HUTCHINSON & KEOGH, 2011
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|Higher Taxa||Diplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: 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)
|Reproduction||oviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022)|
|Types||Holotype: AMS R152940, an adult male.|
|Diagnosis||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.|
|Comment||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 contribution to herpetology, and the collection locality of the northernmost extent of this species on his Noonbah Station property in Queensland.|
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