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Strophurus williamsi (KLUGE, 1963)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesEastern Spiny-tailed Gecko, Soft-spined Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus williamsi KLUGE 1963
Strophurus williamsi — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Strophurus williamsi — GREER 1989
Strophurus williamsi — KLUGE 1993
Diplodactylus williamsi — COGGER 2000: 234
Strophurus williamsi — RÖSLER 2000: 115
Strophurus williamsi — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Strophurus williamsi — RÖSLER 2018: 22 
DistributionAustralia (NE New South Wales, Queensland, SE South Australia,
NW Victoria)

Type locality: Warrumbungle Mts., N. S. W.  
TypesHolotype: AMS R14987 
CommentDiplodactylus strophurus group (subgenus Strophurus) 
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  • Greer, A.E. 1989. The biology and evolution of Australian lizards. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW 264 pp.
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  • Kluge, A. G. 1963. A new species of gekkonid lizard, genus Diplodactylus Gray, from eastern Australia. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 88:230-234 - get paper here
  • Laube, A. 1993. Diplodactylus williamsi KLUGE, 1963. Sauria 15 Suppl.: 273–276 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Valencia, J. H., K. Garzón-Tello & M. E. Barragán-Paladines 2016. Serpientes venenosas del Ecuador: sistemática, taxonomía, historia natural, conservación, envenenamiento y aspectos antropológicos. Quito, Ecuador, Fundación Herpetológica Gustavo Orcés, Universidad de Texas, Fondo Ambiental Nacional, 652 pp. [review in HR 49 (1): 152, 2018]
  • VANDERDUYS, ERIC 2017. A new species of gecko (Squamata: Diplodactylidae: Strophurus) from central Queensland, Australia. Zootaxa 4347 (2): 316–330 - 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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