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Strophurus krisalys SADLIER, 2005

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymStrophurus krisalys SADLIER, O’MEALLY & SHEA 2005
Strophurus krisalys — COGGER 2014: 3337 
DistributionN Australia (Queensland)

Type locality: 15.6 km W of Leichhardt River crossing at Mt. Isa on Barkly Hwy, 20° 35’ S, 139° 28’ E.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: QM J82269 (formerly AMSR 143890) 
Diagnosis 
CommentBelongs to the subgenus Strophurus.

Morphologically most similar to S. wellingtonae but genetically most similar to eastern Australian S. williamsi. Parapatric with two morpholocially different populations of S. ciliaris.

Habitat: arboreal 
EtymologyNamed after Kristin Alys (“krisalys”) Sadlier, Ross Sadlier’s daughter. 
References
  • 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.
  • Hagey TJ, Harte S, Vickers M, Harmon LJ, Schwarzkopf L 2017. There’s more than one way to climb a tree: Limb length and microhabitat use in lizards with toe pads. PLoS One 12 (9): e0184641 - get paper here
  • Laube, A. & Langner, C. 2007. Die Gattung Strophurus. Draco 8 (29): 49-66 - 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
  • Sadlier, R.A.; Omeally, D.; Shea, G.M. 2005. A new species of Spiny-tailed gecko (Squamata: Diplodactylidae: Strophurus) from inland Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 51(2): 573-581.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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