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Mokopirirakau kahutarae (WHITAKER, 1985)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Black-eyed Gecko 
SynonymHoplodactylus kahutarae WHITAKER 1985
Haplodactylus kahutarae — ZOOLOGICAL RECORD
Hoplodactylus kahutarae — KLUGE 1993
Hoplodactylus kahutarae — RÖSLER 2000: 90
Mokopirirakau kahutarae — NIELSEN et al. 2011 
DistributionNew Zealand (Seaward Kaikoura Range, South Island)

Type locality: West side of Kahutara Saddle, Seaward Kaikoura Range (42° 19’ 22 ‘’ S, 173° 26’ 06’’ E), 1380 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: NMNZ R 1980, adult female. 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • Hitchmough, Rodney A.; Geoffrey B. Patterson, and David G. Chapple 2016. Putting a Name to Diversity: Taxonomy of the New Zealand Lizard Fauna. in: Chapple, D.G. (ed). New Zealand Lizards. Springer, pp. 87-108 - get paper here
  • Nielsen, Stuart V.; Aaron M. Bauer, Todd R. Jackman, Rod A. Hitchmough and Charles H. Daugherty 2011. New Zealand geckos (Diplodactylidae): Cryptic diversity in a post-Gondwanan lineage with trans-Tasman affinities. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59 (1): 1-22 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • van Winkel, D., Baling, M. & Hitchmough, R. 2018. Reptiles and Amphibians of New Zealand: A field guide. Auckland University Press, Auckland, 376 pp
  • WAITE, JENNIFER & COLLIER, KATHLEEN 2012. Range extension of the black-eyed gecko (Mokopirirakau kahutarae) in Kahurangi National Park. BioGecko (1): 40 - get paper here
  • Whitaker, A.H. 1985. Hoplodactylus kahutarae n. sp. (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from the Seaward Kaikoura Range, Marlborough, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 11: 259-270 (1984) - get paper here
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