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Strophurus wellingtonae (STORR, 1988)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesWestern Shield Spiny-tailed Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus wellingtonae STORR 1988
Diplodactylus ciliaris ciliaris — KLUGE 1967 (partim)
Strophurus wellingtonae — GREER 1989
Strophurus wellingtoni — COGGER 1992
Strophurus wellingtonae — KLUGE 1993
Diplodactylus wellingtonae — COGGER 2000: 234
Strophurus wellingtonae — RÖSLER 2000: 115
Strophurus wellingtonae — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (arid W Western Australia)

Type locality: 40 km NE Laverton, WA, in 28°23'S, 122°35'E.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: WAM R15218 
CommentGroup: Diplodactylus strophurus group (subgenus Strophurus)

In this species, the mouth colour is dark blue to almost black (Storr, 1988). 
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.
  • 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. & Langner, C. 2007. Die Gattung Strophurus. Draco 8 (29): 49-66 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • 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.
  • Storr, G. M. 1988. The Diplodactylus ciliaris complex (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae) in Western Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 14: 121-133. - 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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