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Strophurus taenicauda (DE VIS, 1886)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesStrophurus taenicauda taenicauda (DE VIS 1886)
Strophurus taenicauda albiocularis BROWN, WORTHINGTON-WILMER & MACDONALD 2012
Strophurus taenicauda triaureus BROWN, WORTHINGTON-WILMER & MACDONALD 2012 
Common NamesGolden Spiny-tailed Gecko, Golden-tailed Gecko
albiocularis: Northern Golden-tailed Gecko
triaureus: Central Golden-tailed Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus taenicauda DE VIS 1886
Diplodactylus taeniocauda BOULENGER 1887: 483 (nom. subst.)
Diplodactylus taenicauda — WERMUTH 1965: 26
Strophurus taenicauda - WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Diplodactylus taenicauda — KLUGE 1993
Strophurus taenicauda — RÖSLER 1995: 85
Diplodactylus taenicauda — COGGER 2000: 231
Diplodactylus taenicaudus — RÖSLER 2000: 77
Diplodactylus taenicauda — PIANKA & VITT 2003: 47
Strophurus taenicauda — LAUBE & LANGNER 2007 
DistributionAustralia (coastal and interior SE Queensland, N New South Wales)

albiocularis: Queensland; Type locality: Castle Ck, Dawson Valley, Qld (-24.83°, 150.33°)

taenicauda: Queensland, New South Wales; Type locality: Chinchilla, Queensland, Australia (-26.73 ̊, 150.63 ̊) [lectotype locality]

triaureus: Queensland (eastern side of the Brigalow Belt from Mundubbera in the south to Callide in the east and across to Biloela in the west); Type locality: Coominglah SF, Monto, Qld (-24.82°, 150.93°) 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: QM J11215 (designated by Kluge 1967)
Holotype: QMJ4551, male [albiocularis]
Holotype: QMJ76397, female [triaureus] 
Comment 
EtymologyEtymology (albiocularis): From the Latin albus meaning white or pale and from the Latin ocularis meaning "of the eyes"; in reference to the pale or white eyes of this subspecies.

Etymology (triaureus): From the Latin tri meaning "three" and from the Latin aureus meaning "golden"; in reference to the one dorsal and two lateral golden tail stripes of this subspecies. 
References
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1887. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) III. Lacertidae, Gerrhosauridae, Scincidae, Anelytropsidae, Dibamidae, Chamaeleontidae. London: 575pp. - get paper here
  • BROWN, DANNY; JESSICA WORTHINGTON WILMER & STEWART MACDONALD 2012. A revision of Strophurus taenicauda (Squamata; Diplodactylidae) with the description of two new subspecies from central Queensland and a southerly range extension. Zootaxa 3243: 1–28
  • 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.
  • Covacevich J.A., Couper, P.J., McDonald, K.R. 1998. Reptile diversity at risk in the Brigalow Belt, Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 42 (2): 475-486
  • de Vis, C. W. 1886. On certain geckos in the Queensland Museum. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales (2) 1 (I): 168—170 - 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
  • Pavey, C. R., Vanderduys, E. and Raghu, S. 2016. Habitat selection by two focal species; golden- tailed gecko and glossy black-cockatoo. A report to the Gas Industry Social and Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA). CSIRO, Alice Springs
  • Porter, Robert 2001. Captive Maintenance and Breeding of the Golden-tailed Gecko Diplodactylus taenicauda. Gekko 2 (1): 2-5
  • 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.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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