Saltuarius kateae COUPER, SADLIER, SHEA & WORTHINGTON-WILMER, 2008
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Saltuarius kateae?
|Higher Taxa||Carphodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Saltuarius kateae COUPER, SADLIER, SHEA & WORTHINGTON-WILMER 2008|
Saltuarius kateae — COGGER 2014: 278
|Distribution||Australia (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
|Types||Holotype: AMS (AM) R164163|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. 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.|
|Comment||Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017).|
|Etymology||Named after Kate Couper, Patrick Couper’s wife, “for her ongoing support during the field component of this project.”|
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