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Lucasium maini (KLUGE, 1962)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Main's Ground Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus maini KLUGE 1962: 98
Diplodactylus maini — WERMUTH 1965: 24
Turnerdactylus maini — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1989
Diplodactylus maini — KLUGE 1993
Diplodactylus maini — COGGER 2000: 221
Lucasium maini — OLIVER et al. 2007
Lucasium maini — COGGER 2014: 312 
DistributionAustralia (arid and semiarid interior of S Western Australia)

Type locality: 10 miles south of Queen Victoria Spring (33 miles north of Zanthus), Western Australia.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R12242 
CommentGroup: Diplodactylus stenodactylus group. 
  • Anonymous 1963. Type Specimens in the Western Australian Museum (Part 4). Annual Report, Western Australian Museum, 1962-63, Perth, pp. 38-40
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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.
  • Kluge, A. G. 1962. A new species of gekkonid lizard, genus Diplodactylus Gray, from the southern interior of Western Australia. Western Australian Naturalist 8: 97-101 - 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
  • Pepper, Mitzy; Paul Doughty, J. Scott Keogh 2006. Molecular phylogeny and phylogeography of the Australian Diplodactylus stenodactylus (Gekkota; Reptilia) species-group based on mitochondrial and nuclear genes reveals an ancient split between Pilbara and non-Pilbara D. stenodactylus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 41: 539–555 - 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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