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Strophurus elderi (STIRLING & ZIETZ, 1893)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Sauria (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesJewelled Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus elderi STIRLING & ZIETZ 1893
Diplodactylus elderi — LOVERIDGE 1934: 304
Diplodactylus elderi — WERMUTH 1965: 24
Diplodactylus elderi — PIANKA 1969
Diplodactylus elderi — PIANKA 1976
Strophurus elderi - WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Eremiastrophurus elderi - WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Eremiastrophurus mahoodi WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 12
Strophurus elderi — GREER 1989
Strophurus elderi — KLUGE 1993
Strophurus elderi — RÖSLER 1995: 84
Diplodactylus elderi — COGGER 2000: 217
Strophurus elderi — RÖSLER 2000: 115
Diplodactylus elderi — PIANKA & VITT 2003: 178 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, North Territory, Queensland,
South Australia, West Australia)

Type locality: Barrow Range, West Australia. 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: SAMA R2027 
CommentDiplodactylus elderi group (subgenus Strophurus)

Type species: Diplodactylus elderi STIRLING & ZIETZ 1893 is the type species of the genus Eremiastrophurus WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985 (initially spelled Eremiastrophrurus, then Eremiastrophurus). 
References
  • Cogger,H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Greer, A.E. 1989. The biology and evolution of Australian lizards. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW 264 pp.
  • Laube, A. 1997. Bemerkungen zur erstmaligen Nachzucht und zum Abwehrverhalten der Juwelengeckos Diplodactylus (Strophurus) elderi. Sauria 19 (4): 41-44 - get paper here
  • Laube, A. & Langner, C. 2007. Die Gattung Strophurus. Draco 8 (29): 49-66 - get paper here
  • Pianka, E. R. 1969. Habitat specificity, speciation, and species density in Australian desert lizards. Ecology 50 (3): 498-502 - get paper here
  • Pianka, E. R.; Pianka, H. D. 1976. Comparative ecology of twelve species of nocturnal lizards (Gekkonidae) in the western Australian desert. Copeia 1976 (1): 125-142 - get paper here
  • Pianka, E.R. & Vitt, L.J. 2003. Lizards - Windows to the Evolution of Diversity. University of California Press, Berkeley, 347 pp. [review in Copeia 2004: 955] - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Shea, Glenn M.;Wells, R. 1984. New records of a skink and a gecko from western New South Wales. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 15 (1-2): 1-4
  • Stirling, E. C., and A. Zietz. 1893. Scientific results of the Elder Exploring Expedition. Vertebrata. Reptilia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 16:154-176.
  • Wilson,S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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