Rhynchoedura mentalis PEPPER, DOUGHTY, HUTCHINSON & KEOGH, 2011
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|Higher Taxa||Diplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Brigalow Beaked Gecko|
|Synonym||Rhynchoedura mentalis PEPPER, DOUGHTY, HUTCHINSON & KEOGH 2011|
Type locality: 54 km north of Black- all, QLD (-17.6167°S, 123.6000°E)
|Types||Holotype: AMS R60283 (female)|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Distinguished from all other Rhynchoedura by possession of three enlarged mental scales and cloacal spurs comprising two to three enlarged scales; further distinguished from R. sexapora sp. nov. by two round, enlarged preanal pores, and dorsal and ventral scales flat and similar in size.|
|Comment||Habitat. All specimens have been collected from near mulga (Acacia aneura) sites with clay soils.|
|Etymology||mentalis refers to this species’ unique mental scale configuration within Rhynchoedura. Used as a noun in apposition.|
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