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Rhynchoedura eyrensis PEPPER, DOUGHTY, HUTCHINSON & KEOGH, 2011

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesEyre Basin Beaked Gecko 
SynonymRhynchoedura eyrensis PEPPER, DOUGHTY, HUTCHINSON & KEOGH 2011 
DistributionAustralia (E South Australia, probably SE Northern Territory and SW Queensland, including in the Simpson, Strzelecki, and Sturt Stony Deserts and the Channel Country)

Type locality: 2.8 km northwest of Kannakaninna waterhole, Kalamurina Station, SA (-27.8506°S, 137.8692°E)  
TypesHolotype: SAMA R54267 (male). 
CommentHabitat. Occurs on many different soil types within the eastern arid zone, including floodplains, and sandy and stony desert terrains. 
Etymologyeyrensis refers to the distributional area of this spe- cies across the Lake Eyre Basin in central/southern Australia. 
  • 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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