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Saltuarius eximius HOSKIN & COUPER, 2013

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Higher TaxaCarphodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesCape Melville Leaf-tailed Gecko 
SynonymSaltuarius eximius HOSKIN & COUPER 2013
Saltuarius eximius — COGGER 2014: 974 
DistributionAustralia (NE Queensland)

Type locality: Melville Range (14°16'38" S, 144°29'28" E, elevation 500 m), Cape Melville National Park, north-east Queensland.  
TypesHolotype: QM J92377, female, C. J. Hoskin, 20 March 2013. Paratypes: QMJ92378 (male), QMJ92379 (female), collection details as for holotype. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyEximius; from the Latin meaning exceptional, extraordinary, exquisite. In recognition of the particularly fine form and distinctiveness of this species. The species epithet is treated as a noun in apposition. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Hoskin C.J.; Couper P.J. 2013. A spectacular new leaf-tailed gecko (Carphodactylidae: Saltuarius) from the Melville Range, north-east Australia. Zootaxa 3717 (4): 543–558 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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