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Hesperoedura reticulata (BUSTARD, 1969)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Reticulated Velvet Gecko 
SynonymOedura reticulata BUSTARD 1969
Amalosia reticulata — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Amalosia reticulata — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 10
Oedura reticulata — KLUGE 1993
Oedura reticulata — COGGER 2000: 265
Oedura reticulata — WILSON & SWAN 2010: 96
Hesperoedura reticulata — OLIVER et al. 2012 
DistributionAustralia (southwestern interior of Western Australia)

Type locality: 9 mi N of Kelanning, in 33° 22’ S, 117° 32’ E, W. A.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R23350 
DiagnosisDefinition: A monotypic genus of the Diplodactylidae (sensu Han et al., 2004) distinguished from all genera formally placed in the genus Oedura by the combination of (1) minute granular dorsal scales much smaller than ventrals, (2) dorsal pattern consisting broad brown pale edged vertebral stripe, (3) moderately small size (up to 70 mm SVL), (4) single cloacal spur, and (5) long slender and only moderately depressed tail. Characters 1–2 specifically diagnose this genus from Oedura, characters 3–4 from Amalosia, and characters 3–5 from Nebulifera. 
CommentType species: Oedura reticulata BUSTARD 1969 is the type species of the genus Hesperoedura OLIVER et al. 2012. 
EtymologyEtymology (genus): ‘‘western swollen-tail’’ from the Greek hesperos (western), oed (swollen) and dura (tail), in reference to its re- stricted distribution in the south-west Australian Biodiversity Hot- spot. The generic name is feminine.acters 3–4 from Amalosia, and characters 3–5 from Nebulifera [OLIVER et al. 2012]. 
  • Bustard, H. R. 1969. Oedura reticulata, a new velvet gecko from south—west Western Australia. Western Australian Naturalist 11:82—85. - 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
  • Hoehn, M. & Sarre, S.D. 2005. Tetranucleotide microsatellites in the gecko Oedura reticulata isolated from an enriched library. Molecular Ecology Notes 5: 730–732 - 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
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Studien an den Begattungsorganen der Geckos (Reptilia: Gekkota) - 3. Die Hemipenismorphologie von Arten der Gattungen Hoplodactylus FITZINGER 1843, Naultinus GRAY 1842, Oedura GRAY 1842, Rhacodactylus FITZINGER 1843 und Strophurus FITZINGER 1843 (Gek Gekkota 2: 220-248
  • Sarre, S. 1995. Size and structure of populations of Oedura reticulata (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) in woodland remnants: Implications for the future regional distribution of a currently common species. Australian Journal of Ecology 20 (2): 288-298 - 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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