Strophurus intermedius (OGILBY, 1892)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Strophurus intermedius?
|Higher Taxa||Diplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Southern Spiny-tailed Gecko, Eastern Spiny-tailed Gecko|
|Synonym||Diplodactylus intermedius OGILBY 1892: 10|
Diplodactylus strophurus - STRAUCH 1887
Diplodactylus spinigerus - ZIETZ 1920 (partim)
Diplodactylus strophurus intermedius - MITCHELL 1955: 383
Diplodactylus strophurus intermedius — WERMUTH 1965: 26
Diplodactylus ciliaris intermedius - KLUGE 1967
Strophurus intermedius - WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Strophurus intermedius — GREER 1989
Strophurus intermedius — KLUGE 1993
Diplodactylus intermedius — COGGER 2000: 219
Strophurus intermedius — RÖSLER 2000: 115
Strophurus intermedius burrelli HOSER 2005
Strophurus intermedius — COGGER 2014: 336
|Distribution||Australia (New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, SE West Australia)|
Type locality: Interior of New South Wales. Map legend:
- 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.
|Types||Lectotype: AMS R285 (1892 D. intermedius Ogilby); designated by Kluge 1967|
|Comment||Group: Diplodactylus strophurus group (subgenus Strophurus).|
Hoser (2005) described a new subspecies, S. i. burrelli. His diagnosis states that the new form can be distringuished “by darker, more brown than orange spines on the rear body and tail than is seen in S. intermedius intermedius” (and a couple of other, similarly vague characters). Because this description is not supported by adequate statistics we do not recognize the new subspecies for the time being.
Diagnosis: A very small, short-tailed member of the complex (total length up to 92 mm long), very like D. assimilis but smaller and having a relatively shorter tail, more intemasals (mode 3, v. 1), and dorsal tubercles arranged in two continuous parallel rows. Distinguishable from D. wellingtonae, D. ciliaris aberrans and D. c. ciliaris by much shorter spines above eye and on tail [STORR 1988: 130]