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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  
TypesHolotype: AMS (AM) R164163 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. 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. 
CommentAbundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Kate Couper, Patrick Couper’s wife, “for her ongoing support during the field component of this project.” 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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