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Underwoodisaurus milii (BORY DE SAINT-VINCENT, 1823)

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Higher TaxaCarphodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesThick-tailed Gecko, Barking Gecko 
SynonymPhyllurus milii BORY DE SAINT-VINCENT 1823: 183
Cyrtodactylus Nilii GRAY (in GRIFFITH & PIDGEON) 1831
Gymnodactylus Miliusii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836: 430
Gymnodactylus (Anomalurus) Miliusii — FITZINGER 1843
Phyllurus miliusii — GRAY 1845
Gymnodactylus vittatus — ANONYMOUS 1857 (non G. v. LICHTENSTEIN 1856)
Phyllurus Myliusii — GRAY 1867
Phyllurus Millius — SCHMELTZ 1877
Phyllurus Blavieri DE ROCHEBRUNE 1884
Gymnodactylus miliusii — BOULENGER 1885: 48
Gymnodactylus asper BOULENGER 1913
Gymnodactylus milii — LOVERIDGE 1934
Gymnodactylus milusii BARRETT 1950
Gymnodactylus (Underwoodisaurus) milii — WERMUTH 1965
Phyllurus mili — BUSTARD 1967
Underwoodisaurus milii — BUSTARD 1970
Underwoodisaurus husbandi WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Underwoodisaurus asper — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Nephrurus milii — BAUER 1990
Underwoodisaurus milii — COGGER 2000: 275
Nephrurus milii — LAUBE & LANGNER 2007
Underwoodisaurus milii — OLIVER & BAUER 2011
Underwoodisaurus milii — COGGER 2014: 283 
DistributionAustralia (Southern Australia from central Queensland through New South Wales, N Victoria, South Australia and much of semi-arid Western Australia, as far north along the coast as Shark Bay. Scattered specimen recorded from Onslow, Western Australia and the S Northern Territory.
Records from N Queensland are probably in error.

Type locality: “Australasie sur les rives de la baie des Chiens-Marins’ [= ’Shark Bay, W. A.]; Neotype locality: ‘‘Bernier Island, Shark Bay’’. Map legend:
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TypesTypes: presumed lost fide COGGER 1983. Shea (2002) demonstrated that the type of P. milii was, in fact, a specimen illustration of Nephrurus levis occidentalis but maintained current usage of the epithet milii for the species of Underwoodisdaurus to which it has uniformly been applied, and designated a neotype to fix the name. 
CommentType species: Phyllurus milii BORY DE SAINT-VINCENT 1823 is the type species of the genus Underwoodisaurus WERMUTH 1965. Note that Gymnodactylus Miliusii Duméril andBibron, 1836 (= P. milii Bory de Saint-Vincent 1823) is the type species of the genus Anomalurus Fitzinger, 1843 (which is pre-occupied by Anomalurus Waterhouse 1843 (Mammalia)). 
  • Arth, S. & S. Baus 2012. Der Australische Dickschwanzgecko, Underwoodisaurus milii. Reptilia (Münster) 17 (98): 58-67 - get paper here
  • Bauer, A.M. 1990. Phylogenetic systematics and biogeography of the Carphodactylini (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Bonn. zool. Monogr. 30: 1-220 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bory de Saint-Vincent, J. B. G. M. 1825. Dictionnaire Classique d’Histoire Naturelle. Vol. 7. Rey et Gravier, Paris. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1913. Descriptions of new lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8) 12: 563-565 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Dizier, Herve Saint and Dr. Caroline Wret 2010. On three cases of cornea ulceration on nocturnal geckonids and on the possible negative effects of UVB bulbs. Gekko 6 (1): 37-42
  • DOUGHTY, PAUL & PAUL M. OLIVER 2011. A new species of Underwoodisaurus (Squamata: Gekkota: Carphodactylidae) from the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Zootaxa 3002: 20–30 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A.M. C. and G. Bibron. 1836. Erpetologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complete des Reptiles. Vol. 3. Libr. Encyclopédique Roret, Paris, 528 pp. - get paper here
  • Duscha, D. 2007. Der australische Dickschwanzgecko, Nephrurus milii (Underwoodisaurus milii). Draco 8 (29): 44-48 - get paper here
  • Ford, J. 1963. The Reptilian Fauna of the Islands between Dongara and Lancelin, Western Australia. Western Australian Naturalist 8 (6): 135-142
  • Ijzendoorn, M. v. 2007. Underwoodisaurus milii. Lacerta 65 (2): 60-67 - get paper here
  • Kay, G.M.; D. Michael; M. Crane; S. Okada; C. MacGregor; D. Florance; D. Trengove; L. McBurney; D. Blair; D.B. Lindenmayer. 2013. A list of reptiles and amphibians from Box Gum Grassy Woodlands in south-eastern Australia. Check List 9 (3):476-481 - get paper here
  • Kinghorn, J. Roy 1924. Reptiles and batrachians from south and south-west Australia. Rec. Austral. Mus. 14 (3): 163-183 - get paper here
  • Laube, A. 2006. Der australische Dickschwanzgecko, Underwoodisaurus milii. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - get paper here
  • Laube, Andreas & Robert Porter 2004. Captive Maintenance and Breeding of Some Ground Dwelling Australian Geckos Part IV: Underwoodisaurus milii (Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1823) and Underwoodisaurus sphyrurus (Ogilby, 1892). Gekko 4 (1): 23-32
  • Oliver, P.M. & Bauer, A.M. 2011. Systematics. and evolution of the Australian knob-tail geckos (Nephrurus, Carphodactylidae, Gekkota): Pleisomorphic grades and biome shifts through the Miocene. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59 (3): 664-674 - get paper here
  • Rochebrune, A. T. de 1884. Faune de la Senegambie. Reptiles. O. Dom, Paris, 1-221. - get paper here
  • Wells R W; Wellington C R 1984. A synopsis of the class Reptilia in Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology 1 (3-4): 73-129 [1983]
  • Werner, Yehudah L. 2008. Tales of Tails. Gekko 5 (2): 6-18
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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