Lucasium microplax EASTWOOD, DOUGHTY, HUTCHINSON & PEPPER, 2020
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lucasium microplax?
|Higher Taxa||Diplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Lucasium microplax EASTWOOD, DOUGHTY, HUTCHINSON & PEPPER 2020|
|Distribution||Australia (South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory)|
Type locality: 6.4 km south-east of Stonewall Dam, Andamooka Station (30.7411°S, 137.3411°E)
|Types||Holotype: SAMA R48940, male; Paratypes: SAMA, WAM, NTM|
|Diagnosis||DIAGNOSIS: A Lucasium distinguished from other members of the genus by rostral in point contact with nostril, rostral crease present, terminal apical plates very small, not extending past digits, tail relatively short (TailL%SVL ~0.70), males and females with two precloacal pores and males with two enlarged cloacal spurs. Background colour a plain dark reddish-brown, isolated small to medium pale yellowish spots on sides that may be connected to well-defined vertebral stripe narrowly outlined by black.|
DESCRIPTION: Eastwood et al. 2020: 77
COMPARISONS: Eastwood et al. 2020: 79
|Comment||Only limited information provided as authors did not send them as requested.|
Distribution: for a map see Eastwood et al. 2020: 67 (Fig. 2).
|Etymology||The specific name microplax means ‘small plate’ (Greek), in reference to the tiny apical plates in this species. Used as a noun in apposition.|