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Rhynchoedura ormsbyi WELLS & WELLINGTON, 1985

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesEastern Beaked Gecko 
SynonymRhynchoedura ormsbyi WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 15
Rhynchoedura ormsbyi — PEPPER et al. 2011 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Queensland: eastern lowlands, in the northern part of the Murray–Darling basin and throughout the Cobar Peneplain and Mulga Lands bioregions)

Type locality: Round Hill Nature Reserve, NSW. Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: AMS R116979, formerly AM Field series no 16781 
CommentThis species has been previously considered as a synonym of R. ornata, but resurrected by PEPPER et al. 2011.

Habitat. Distributed in the low-lying eastern arid zone, compris- ing alluvial floodplains and mulga and eucalypt woodlands. 
References
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Günther, A. 1867. Additions to the knowledge of Australian reptiles and fishes. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (3) 20: 45-57 - get paper here
  • Kinghorn, J. Roy 1924. Reptiles and batrachians from south and south-west Australia. Rec. Austral. Mus. 14 (3): 163-183 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1934. Australian reptiles in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 77: 243-383 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Pianka, E.R. & Vitt, L.J. 2003. Lizards - Windows to the Evolution of Diversity. University of California Press, Berkeley, 347 pp. [review in Copeia 2004: 955] - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Storr,G.M., Smith,L.A. & Johnstone,R.E. 1990. Lizards of Western Australia III. Geckos and Pygopods. Western Australian Museum, Perth.
  • Wells R W; Wellington C R 1984. A synopsis of the class Reptilia in Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology 1 (3-4): 73-129 [1983]
  • Wells, R. W. and Wellington, C. R. 1985. A classification of the Amphibia and Reptilia of Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology, Supplementary Series, (1):1-61. - get paper here
 
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