Rhynchoedura sexapora PEPPER, DOUGHTY, HUTCHINSON & KEOGH, 2011
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Rhynchoedura sexapora?
|Higher Taxa||Diplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Northern Beaked Gecko|
|Synonym||Rhynchoedura sexapora PEPPER, DOUGHTY, HUTCHINSON & KEOGH 2011|
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia: Kimberley region)|
Type locality: El Questro Station, WA (-16.01861°S, 128.00389°E).
|Types||Holotype: WAM R170241 (formerly AMS R139904) (male)|
|Comment||Diagnosis. Morphologically distinguished from congeners by six (occasionally four) slightly enlarged round pre-anal pores in a shallow ‘V’ pointing anteriorly (Fig. 5b) and dorsal scales moderately gabled, ventrals slightly larger than dorsal scales (rather than all scales flat and subequal). Further distinguished from R. mentalis sp. nov. by having a single mental scale and cloacal spurs formed by a single enlarged scale. Dorsal pattern differs from other species (except R. mentalis sp. nov.) by having a brown background color darker and with smaller pale spots (Fig. 4c, Supplementary Fig. 6, in PEPPER et al. 2011).|
|Etymology||sexapora is derived from the Latin sex (six) and porus (pore), referring to the condition of the pre-anal pores. Used as an adjective: ‘six-pored’.|