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Higher TaxaCarphodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymSaltuarius kateae COUPER, SADLIER, SHEA & WORTHINGTON-WILMER 2008
Saltuarius kateae — COGGER 2014: 278 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales)

Type locality: Wyans Creek Road, 11.4 km W of Old Tenterfield Road (29°08'31"S 152°47'06"E) NSW Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R164163 
CommentDiagnosis. A medium-sized Saltuarius (maximum SVL 105 mm) with smooth throat scales, no preanal pores (in either sex) and an obscure, narrow V-shaped marking running back deeply between the eyes (Fig. 7A). It is distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of character states: rostral shield usually excluded from nostril (Fig. 8A); scales on snout usually grade evenly from small to large (in dorsal–ventral transect, Fig. 9A); dorsal surface of hand free of large conical tubercules; digits without spinose tubercules along dorsal surface (Fig. 10A); body darkly pigmented, reducing extent of dorsal cross-bands between fore and hind limbs.

Size: max. SVL: 110 mm. 
EtymologyNamed after Kate Couper, Patrick Couper’s wife, “for her ongoing support during the field component of this project.” 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Couper, P.J.; Sadlier, R.A.; Shea, G.M. & Worthington Wilmer, J. 2008. A Reassessment of Saltuarius swaini (Lacertilia: Diplodactylidae) in Southeastern Queensland and New South Wales; Two New Taxa, Phylogeny, Biogeography and Conservation. Rec. Austral. Mus. 60: 87–118 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Pauwels, Olivier S. G. and Richard Wahlgren 2012. Beolens Bo, Watkins Michael, and Grayson Michael (2011), The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles, The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. Russ. J. Herpetol. 19 (4): 352 – 355 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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