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Lucasium byrnei (LUCAS & FROST, 1896)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Gibber Gecko, Byrne's Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus byrnei LUCAS & FROST 1896
Diplodactylus spinigerus — WAITE 1929 (partim)
Diplodactylus byrnei — LOVERIDGE 1934: 305
Diplodactylus byrnei — WERMUTH 1965: 23
Diplodactylus dorotheae WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Diplodactylus byrnei — KLUGE 1993
Diplodactylus byrnei — COGGER 2000: 215
Lucasium byrnei — OLIVER et al. 2007 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia)
apparently not along the coast.

Type locality: Charlotte Waters, Northern Territory.  
TypesHolotype: NMV D7534 (formerly 57849)
Holotype: AMS 116970 [dorotheae] 
CommentGroup: Diplodactylus vittatus group. 
EtymologyNamed after P. M. "Paddy" Byrne, an Australian telegraph official living in frontier settlements hundreds of kilometers from the nearest Europeans. 
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  • Laube, A. & Langner, C. 2007. Die “Geckos” Australiens. Draco 8 (29): 4-21 - 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
  • Loveridge, A. 1934. Australian reptiles in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 77: 243-383 - get paper here
  • Lucas, A. H. S., and C. Frost. 1896. Further preliminary notice of certain new species of lizards from central Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 8:1-4. - get paper here
  • Oliver, Paul M.; Hutchinson, Mark N.; Cooper, Steven J.B. 2007. Phylogenetic relationships in the lizard genus Diplodactylus Gray and resurrection of Lucasium Wermuth (Gekkota, Diplodactylidae). Australian Journal of Zoology 55( 3):197-210 - get paper here
  • Swan, G.; Sadlier, R.; Shea, G. 2017. A field guide to reptiles of New South Wales. Reed New Holland, 328 pp.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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