Amalosia jacovae (COUPER, KEIM & HOSKIN, 2007)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Amalosia jacovae?
|Higher Taxa||Diplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Clouded Gecko|
|Synonym||Oedura jacovae COUPER, KEIM & HOSKIN 2007|
Oedura jacovae — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 94
Amalosia jacovae — OLIVER et al. 2012
|Distribution||Australia (SE Queensland)|
Type locality: Mt Coot–tha, Brisbane (27°29’S, 152°57’E)
|Types||Holotype: QM J77269, L. D. Keim, March 2002.|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: Oedura jacovae sp. nov. is a slender, medium-sized (max SVL = 62mm), well-patterned velvet gecko that occurs in SEQ and is most closely allied to O. lesueurii and O. rhombifer. It is distinguished from its Queensland congeners by the following characters: 1st supralabial narrower than, or subequal to, the 2nd supralabial; 1st and 2nd supralabials equal in height or 2nd supralabial taller than 1st; generally with well-developed basal webbing between 3rd and 4th toe on hindlimb; a dark, zigzag dorsolateral pattern (not strongly contrasting with base colour) encloses a broad, pale vertebral zone which is broken by 1–5 transverse lines between the fore and hindlimbs; flanks, limbs and head without pale spots.|
|Comment||Habitat: dry open Eucalyptus forest, coastal woodlands and heaths, rocky outcrops, and urban areas bordering bushland.|
|Etymology||jacovae; for Jeanette Adelaide Covacevich, a former senior curator at the Queensland Museum, for her many contributions to Australian herpetology.|
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