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Diplodactylus calcicolus HUTCHINSON, DOUGHTY & OLIVER, 2009

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: South Coast Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus calcicolus HUTCHINSON, DOUGHTY & OLIVER 2009
Diplodactylus calcicolus — WILSON & SWAN 2010 

Type locality: Hambidge Conservation Park, Eyre Peninsula, SA (33º 26' 40" S, 136º 02' 30" E).  
TypesHolotype: SAMA R25343, adult male, collected by the Mammal Club of the SA Field Naturalists’ Society on 23 April 1984 (Fig. 8); paratypes: WAM (22) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. A moderate-sized, longer tailed member of the D. vittatus complex, typically with a highly broken and spotted pattern, but showing considerable within-population variation. Flanks marked with spots of various sizes, and background colour of dorsum usually variegated by a mixture of lighter and darker
CommentHabitat: cool dry habitats, typically on limestone or calcareous coastal sands. 
EtymologyThe specific name has been constructed from Latin roots 'calci' (lime) and 'cola' (inhabitant), referring to the dominant limestone geology of the coast and hinterland of the Great Australian Bight, the central area of the species’ distribution. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • HUTCHINSON, MARK N.; PAUL DOUGHTY & PAUL M. OLIVER 2009. Taxonomic revision of the stone geckos (Squamata: Diplodactylidae: Diplodactylus) of southern Australia. Zootaxa 2167: 25-46 - 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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