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Lucasium squarrosum (KLUGE, 1962)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Mottled Ground Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus squarrosus KLUGE 1962
Diplodactylus squarrosus — WORRELL 1963: 164
Diplodactylus squarrosus — WERMUTH 1965: 25
Turnerdactylus squarrosus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1989
Diplodactylus squarrosus — KLUGE 1993
Diplodactylus squarrosus — COGGER 2000: 226
Lucasium squarrosum — OLIVER et al. 2007
Lucasium squarrosum — COGGER 2014: 313 
DistributionAustralia (central coast and central arid interior of Western Australia)

Type locality: Hamelin Pool, Shark Bay, Western Australia.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R13805 
  • 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
  • Kluge, A. G. 1962. A new species of gekkonid lizard, genus Diplodactylus, from the Carnarvon Region, Western Australia. Western Australian Naturalist 8: 73—75. - get paper here
  • Laube, A. & Langner, C. 2007. Die “Geckos” Australiens. Draco 8 (29): 4-21 - 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.
  • Worrell, E. 1963. Reptiles of Australia. Angus & Robertson (Sydney), xv + 207 pp
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