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Amalosia obscura (KING, 1985)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Slim Velvet Gecko 
SynonymOedura rhombifera SMITH & JOHNSTONE 1981 (partim)
Oedura obscura KING 1985: 330
Amalosia obscura — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1989
Oedura obscura — KLUGE 1993
Oedura obscura — COGGER 2000: 265
Oedura obscura — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 96
Amalosia obscura — OLIVER et al. 2012
Amalosia obscura — CHAPPLE et al. 2019: 120 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia: NW Kimberley and adjacent islands)

Type locality: Mitchell Plateau, Western Australia (14°53’30”S 125°45’00”E)  
TypesHolotype: WAM R83706, (J Dell 27.vii.1982) 
EtymologyThe name obscura is derived from the latin obscurus meaning dark, shady or hidden. 
  • Chapple, David G.; Reid Tingley, Nicola J. Mitchell, Stewart L. Macdonald, J. Scott Keogh, Glenn M. Shea, Philip Bowles, Neil A. Cox, John C. Z. Woinarski 2019. The Action Plan for Australian Lizards and Snakes 2017. CSIRO, 663 pp. DOI: 10.1071/9781486309474 - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Ellis, Ryan J.; Paul Doughty and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. An annotated type catalogue of the geckos and pygopods (Squamata: Gekkota: Carphodactylidae, Diplodactylidae, Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae) in the collection of the Western Australian Museum. Records of the Western Australian Museum 33: 051–094 - get paper here
  • King,M. 1985. Three new species of Oedura (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from the Mitchell Plateau of north Western Australia. Amphibia-Reptilia 5 (3-4): 329-337 [1984] - get paper here
  • Laube, A. & Langner, C. 2007. Australische Samtgeckos. Die Gattung Oedura. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - get paper here
  • Oliver, Paul M.; Aaron M. Bauer, Eli Greenbaum, Todd Jackman, Tara Hobbie 2012. Molecular phylogenetics of the arboreal Australian gecko genus Oedura Gray 1842 (Gekkota: Diplodactylidae): Another plesiomorphic grade? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63 (2): 255-264 - 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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