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Diplodactylus tessellatus (GÜNTHER, 1875)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Tesselated Gecko 
SynonymStenodactylopsis tessellatus GÜNTHER 1875: 16
Diplodactylus tessellatus — BOULENGER 1885: 103
Diplodactylus pachyurus WERNER 1910: 267
Diplodactylus tessellatus — WERMUTH 1965: 27
Diplodactylus tessellatus — KLUGE 1993
Diplodactylus tessellatus — COGGER 2000: 231
Diplodactylus tessellatus — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia,

Type locality: Australia  
TypesHolotype: BMNH (in error? P. Campbell, pers. comm. 1 March 2019, says this is the type of Phyllodactylus marmoratus)
Holotype: IRSNB 2.021 [pachyurus] 
CommentGroup: Diplodactylus vittatus group. 
  • 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
  • CHIACCHIO, MICHELE; ANNEGRET GRIMM-SEYFARTH<br />KLAUS HENLE<br /> AND JEAN-BAPTISTE MIHOUB 2020. Water availability as a major climatic driver of taxonomic and functional diversity in a desert reptile community. Ecosphere 11(7):e03190. 10.1002/ecs2.3190 - 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.
  • Grimm-Seyfarth, A., J.-B. Mihoub, and K. Henle. 2019. Functional traits determine the different effects of prey, predators, and climatic extremes on desert reptiles. Ecosphere 10(9):e02865. 10.1002/ecs2.2865 - get paper here
  • Günther, A. 1875. A list of the saurians of Australia and New Zealand. Pp. 9-19. In: Richardson, J., and J. E. Gray. The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror, during the years 1839 to 1843. By authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. Vol. 2. E. W. Janson, London - get paper here
  • Kinghorn, J. Roy 1929. Herpetological notes 1. Rec. Austral. Mus. 17 (2): 76-84 - get paper here
  • Laube, A. 1997. Diplodactylus tessellatus (GÜNTHER, 1875). Sauria 19 Suppl.: 413–416 - get paper here
  • Laube, Andreas 2002. Captive Maintenance and Breeding of Some Ground Dwelling Australian Geckos Part II: Diplodactylus byrnei Lucas and Frost, 1896, D. tessellatus (Gunther, 1875) and D. steindachneri Boulenger, 1885. Gekko 2 (2): 12-18
  • Michael, D.R.; D.B. Lindenmayer. 2011. Diplodactylus tessellatus Gunther, 1875 (Squamata: Diplodactylidae), Parasuta dwyeri Greer, 2006 and Suta suta Peters, 1863 (Squamata: Elapidae): Distribution extension in the Murray catchment of New South Wales, South-eastern Australia. Check List 7 (5): 578-580 - get paper here
  • Michael, D.R.; D.B. Lindenmayer; M. Crane; C. MacGregor; R. Montague-Drake; L. McBurney. 2011. Reptilia, Murray catchment, New South Wales, southeastern Australia. Check List 7 (1):25-29 - get paper here
  • Oliver, P., M. Hutchinson & R. Hutchinson 2007. Karyotypic Variation in the Australian Gecko Diplodactylus tessellatus, with the Description of a New Karyotypic Complement for Diplodactyline Geckos Journal of Herpetology 41 (3): 540-543. - 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
  • Riedel, J., Nordberg, E. and Schwarzkopf, L. 2020. Ecological niche and microhabitat use of Australian geckos. Israel J Ecol Evol 66 (3-4): 209-222 - get paper here
  • Swan, G.; Sadlier, R.; Shea, G. 2017. A field guide to reptiles of New South Wales. Reed New Holland, 328 pp.
  • Werner, F. 1910. Neue oder seltenere Reptilien des Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique in Brüssel. [Mabuia dolloi, Mabuia polylepis]. Zool. Jb. Abt. Syst. Okol. Geogr. 28 [1909]: 263-288. - 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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