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Rhynchoedura mentalis PEPPER, DOUGHTY, HUTCHINSON & KEOGH, 2011

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBrigalow Beaked Gecko 
SynonymRhynchoedura mentalis PEPPER, DOUGHTY, HUTCHINSON & KEOGH 2011 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: 54 km north of Black- all, QLD (-17.6167°S, 123.6000°E)  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: AMS R60283 (female) 
CommentHabitat. All specimens have been collected from near mulga (Acacia aneura) sites with clay soils. 
Etymologymentalis refers to this species’ unique mental scale configuration within Rhynchoedura. Used as a noun in apposition. 
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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