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Gehyra catenata LOW, 1979

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Chain-backed Dtella 
SynonymGehyra catenata LOW 1979
Dactyloperus catenata — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Dactyloperus catenatus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1989
Gehyra catenata — KLUGE 1993
Gehyra catenata — RÖSLER 1995: 117
Gehyra catenata — COGGER 2000: 238
Gehyra catenata — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Gehyra catenata — OLIVER et al. 2019 
DistributionAustralia (interior regins of C/S Queensland)

Type locality: Batheaston Station, Qld., in 22° 26’ S, 148° 47’ E.  
TypesHolotype: QM J15633 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “catena”, meaning chain (catenatus = chained), after the chain-shaped pattern on the back of the species. 
  • 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.
  • Low, T. 1979. A new species of gecko, genus Gehyra (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Queensland. Victorian Naturalist 96: 190-196 - get paper here
  • Oliver, P. M., Ashman, L. G., Bank, S., Laver, R. J., Pratt, R. C., Tedeschi, L. G., & Moritz, C. C. 2019. On and off the rocks: persistence and ecological diversification in a tropical Australian lizard radiation. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 19(1), 81 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
  • ZOZAYA, STEPHEN M.; JÉSSICA FENKER, STEWART L. MACDONALD 2019. A new species of rock-dwelling gecko (Gekkonidae: Gehyra) from the Mt Surprise region of northern Queensland, Australia. Zootaxa 4688 (4): 503–518 - get paper here
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