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Lucasium steindachneri (BOULENGER, 1885)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Box-patterned Gecko, Steindachner's Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus steindachneri BOULENGER 1885: 102
Diplodactylus stenurus WERNER 1910: 267
Diplodactylus steindachneri — ZIETZ 1920: 186
Diplodactylus steindachneri — WERMUTH 1965: 25
Ozziedactylus steindachneri — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1989
Diplodactylus steindachneri — KLUGE 1993
Diplodactylus steindachneri — RÖSLER 1995: 81
Diplodactylus steindachneri — COGGER 2000: 227
Lucasium steindachneri — OLIVER et al. 2007
Lucasium steindachneri — COGGER 2014: 314 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia?)

Type locality: Sydney.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1876.3.4.10; also given as BMNH, Peak Downs, Qld, collected E. Damel, purchased Museum Godeffroy (previously listed as, Sydney, but this number is allocated to a Litoria lesueurii from Sydney, purchased from Museum Godeffroy).
Holotype: IRSNB 2.022 [stenurus] 
CommentDiplodactylus steindachneri group. Synonymized with D. jonathoni WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985 by KLUGE (1993). 
EtymologyNamed after Franz Steindachner (1834-1919), Austrian zoologist. Obituary in Pietschmann (1919). 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - 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.
  • Kay, G.M.; D. Michael; M. Crane; S. Okada; C. MacGregor; D. Florance; D. Trengove; L. McBurney; D. Blair; D.B. Lindenmayer. 2013. A list of reptiles and amphibians from Box Gum Grassy Woodlands in south-eastern Australia. Check List 9 (3):476-481 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pietschmann, V. 1919. Franz Steindachner. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien 33: 47-48 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • VANDERDUYS, ERIC; CONRAD J. HOSKIN, ALEX S. KUTT, JUSTIN M. WRIGHT, STEPHEN M. ZOZAYA 2020. Beauty in the eye of the beholder: a new species of gecko (Diplodactylidae: Lucasium) from inland north Queensland, Australia. Zootaxa 4877 (2): 291–310 - get paper here
  • Werner, F. 1910. Neue oder seltenere Reptilien des Musée Royal d'Histoire Naturelle de Belgique in Brüssel. [Mabuia dolloi, Mabuia polylepis]. Zool. Jb. Abt. Syst. Okol. Geogr. 28 [1909]: 263-288. - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
  • Zietz, F. R. 1920. Catalogue of Australian lizards. Rec. South Austral. Mus. 1: 181-228 - get paper here
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