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Lucasium stenodactylum (BOULENGER, 1896)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Pale-snouted Ground Gecko, Crowned Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus polyophthalmus — GÜNTHER 1867 (partim)
Diplodactylus stenodactylus BOULENGER 1896: 232
Diplodactylus woodwardi FRY 1914: 175 (fide KLUGE 1963)
Diplodactylus stenodactylus — LOVERIDGE 1934: 309
Diplodactylus stenodactylus stenodactylus — UNDERWOOD 1954
Diplodactylus woodwardi — GLAUERT 1956: 55
Diplodactylus stenodactylus — GLAUERT 1956: 55
Diplodactylus stenodactylus — WERMUTH 1965: 25
Diplodactylus stenodactylus — PIANKA 1976
Turnerdactylus stenodactylus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1989
Diplodactylus stenodactylus — KLUGE 1993
Diplodactylus stenodactylus — COGGER 2000: 228
Lucasium stenodactylum — OLIVER et al. 2007
Lucasium stenodactylum — COGGER 2014: 314 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia,
Western Australia)

Type locality: Roebuck Bay, Northwest Australia.  
TypesHolotype: ZMUO K2001 (Diplodactylus stenodactylus Boulenger 1896)
Holotype: WAM R14370 [Diplodactylus woodwardi Fry 1914] 
CommentDiplodactylus stenodactylus group. 
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1896. Descriptions of four new lizards from Roebuck Bay, N. W. Australia obtained by Dr. Dahl for the Christiania Museum. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 18: 232—235 - 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.
  • Dittmer, D. E., Chapman, T. L. & Bidwell, J. R. 2020. In the shadow of an iconic inselberg: Uluru’s shadow influences climates and reptile assemblage structure at its base. J. Arid Environ. 181, 104179 (2020) - get paper here
  • Doughty, Paul; Hutchinson, M.N. 2008. A new species of Lucasium (Squamata: Diplodactylidae) from the southern deserts of Western Australia and South Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 25: 95-106 - get paper here
  • Fry, D. B. 1914. On a collection of reptiles and batrachians from Western Australia. Rec. West. Austral. Mus. 1:174-210 - get paper here
  • Glauert, L. 1956. Geckonidae (Part II). Western Australian Naturalist 5 (3): 49-56 - get paper here
  • Loveridge, A. 1934. Australian reptiles in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 77: 243-383 - 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
  • Pianka, E. R.; Pianka, H. D. 1976. Comparative ecology of twelve species of nocturnal lizards (Gekkonidae) in the western Australian desert. Copeia 1976 (1): 125-142 - get paper here
  • Underwood, Garth 1954. On the classifcation and evolution of geckos. Proc. Zool. Soc. London, 124 (3): 469-492
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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