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Diplodactylus galeatus KLUGE, 1963

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Helmeted Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus galeatus KLUGE 1963
Diplodactylus galeatus — KLUGE 1993
Diplodactylus galeatus — COGGER 2000: 218
Diplodactylus galeatus — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (mountainous areas of S Northern Territory and N South Australia)

Type locality: Stuart Range, S. A.  
TypesHolotype: SAMA R973 
CommentGroup: Diplodactylus vittatus group 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “galeatus” meaning helmeted, referring to the streak on the head appearing like a helmet. 
  • 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.
  • Kluge, A. G. 1963. Three new species of the gekkonid lizard genus Diplodactylus Gray from Australia. Rec. South Austral. Mus. 14: 545-553 - get paper here
  • Laube, A. & Langner, C. 2007. Die “Geckos” Australiens. Draco 8 (29): 4-21 - get paper here
  • Laube, A. & R. Seipp 1999. Erste Erfahrungen bei der Pflege und Zucht von Diplodactylus galeatus Kluge, 1963. Sauria 21 (1): 29-32 - get paper here
  • Oliver, Paul; Andrew Hugall, Mark Adams, Steven J.B. Cooper and Mark Hutchinson 2007. Genetic elucidation of cryptic and ancient diversity in a group of Australian diplodactyline geckos: The Diplodactylus vittatus complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44 (1): 77-88 - get paper here
  • PALM, N. 2020. Wie man Schlüpflinge von Diplodactylus galeatus Kluge, 1963 ans Futter bekommt. Sauria 42 (2): 52-53
  • Rösler, Herbert 2017. Gecko-Chorologie (Squamata: Gekkota). Gekkota (4): 1-160
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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