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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesStrophurus spinigerus spinigerus (GRAY 1842)
Strophurus spinigerus inornatus (STORR 1988) 
Common NamesSouth-western Spiny-tailed Gecko, Soft Spiny-tailed Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus spinigerus GRAY 1842
Strophura spinigera — GRAY 1845
Phyllodactylus Spinigerus — DUMÉRIL 1851
Diplodactylus spinigerus — BOULENGER 1885: 99
Diplodactylus spinigerus spinigerus — LOVERIDGE 1934
Diplodactylus strophurus spinigerus — MITCHELL 1955
Strophurus spinigerus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Strophurus spinigerus — GREER 1989
Strophurus spinigerus — KLUGE 1993
Diplodactylus spinigerus — COGGER 2000: 225
Strophurus spinigerus — RÖSLER 2000: 115
Strophurus spinigerus — WILSON & SWAN 2010

Strophurus spinigerus spinigerus (GRAY 1842)
Diplodactylus spinigerus GRAY 1842
Diplodactylus spinigerus spinigerus — LOVERIDGE 1934
Diplodactylus spinigerus spinigerus — STORR 1988
Strophurus spinigerus spinigerus — RÖSLER 2000: 115

Strophurus spinigerus inornatus (STORR 1988)
Diplodactylus spinigerus inornatus STORR 1988
Strophurus inornatus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1989
Strophurus spinigerus inornatus — KLUGE 1991
Strophurus spinigerus inornatus — RÖSLER 2000: 115 
DistributionAustralia (S/SW Western Australia)

spinigerus: lower west coast and adjacent hinterland of Western Australia; Type locality: Houtman Abrolhos, WA.

inornatus: SE coast and interior of Western Australia. Type locality: Frank Hann National Park, Western Australia, 32°58'S, 120° 06'E. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: presumed lost, although Kluge 1967 mentions BMNH 64.10.6.7.
Holotype: WAM R78354 (1988 Diplodactylus spinigerus inornatus Storr) 
CommentDiplodactylus strophurus group (subgenus Strophurus) 
References
  • Bauer, A.M. 2013. Geckos - The Animal Answer Guide. Johns Hopkins University Press, 159 pp.
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Glauert, L. 1956. Geckonidae (Part II). Western Australian Naturalist 5 (3): 49-56
  • Gray, J. E. 1842. Description of some hitherto unrecorded species of Australian reptiles and batrachians. Zoological Miscellany 2: 51—57 (London: Treuttel, Würtz & Co) - get paper here
  • Greer, A.E. 1989. The biology and evolution of Australian lizards. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW 264 pp.
  • Kinghorn, J. Roy 1924. Reptiles and batrachians from south and south-west Australia. Rec. Austral. Mus. 14 (3): 163-183 - get paper here
  • Kinghorn, J. Roy 1929. Herpetological notes No. I. Rec. Austral. Mus. 17 (2): 76-84 - get paper here
  • Laube, A. & Langner, C. 2007. Die Gattung Strophurus. Draco 8 (29): 49-66 - get paper here
  • Laube, Andreas and Robert Seipp. 1998. Strophurus spinigerus (Gray). Sauria (Suppl.) 20 (3): 435-440. - get paper here
  • Mitchell, F. J. 1955. Preliminary account of the Reptilia and Amphibia collected by the National Geographic Society - Commonwealth Government - Smithsonian Institution Expedition to Arnhem Land (April to November, 1948). Rec. South Austral. Mus. 11: 373-408 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Studien an den Begattungsorganen der Geckos (Reptilia: Gekkota) - 3. Die Hemipenismorphologie von Arten der Gattungen Hoplodactylus FITZINGER 1843, Naultinus GRAY 1842, Oedura GRAY 1842, Rhacodactylus FITZINGER 1843 und Strophurus FITZINGER 1843 (Gek Gekkota 2: 220-248
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Storr, G. M. 1988. The subspecies of Diplodactylus spinigerus (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae). Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 14: 177-182 - 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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