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Mokopirirakau nebulosus (MCCANN, 1955)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Cloudy gecko 
SynonymNaultinus granulatus GRAY 1845: 273 (part.)
Naultinus brevidactylus GRAY 1845: 273 (fide CHRAPLIWY et al. 1961)
Naultinus maculatus GRAY 1845: 273 (fide CHRAPLIWY et al. 1961)
Naultinus greyii KNOX 1870 (fide CHRAPLIWY et al. 1961)
Hoplodactylus granulatus — BOULENGER 1885: 174 (part.)
Naultinus versicolor COLENSO 1885 (fide CHRAPLIWY et al. 1961)
Heteropholis nebulosus MCCANN 1955: 69
Hoplodactylus granulatus — WERMUTH 1965: 95
Hoplodactylus nebulosus — THOMAS 1981
Hoplodactylus nebulosus — GILL & WHITAKER 1996: 39
Hoplodactylus nebulosus — RÖSLER 2000: 90
Mokopirirakau nebulosus — NIELSEN et al. 2011 
DistributionNew Zealand (Stewart Island and surrounding smaller islands).

Type locality: New Zealand. Collected from “Kundy Island [spelt "Cundy" on the label] (47°7'S, 167°33'E), in the Boat Group, west of Stewart Island” (Thomas 1981)  
TypesHolotype: NMNZ R93 
CommentSynonymy: Hoplodactylus nebulosus has been considered a synonym of H. granulatus previously (e.g. THOMAS 1981).

Distribution: [distribution of granulatus + nebulosus; not corrected for elevation of nebulosus]. 
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  • Chrapliwy, P. S., H. M. Smith, and C. Grant. 1961. Systematic status of the geckonid lizard genera Gehyra, Peropus, Hoplodactylus and Naultinus. Herpetologica 17: 5-12 - get paper here
  • Colenso, W. 1885. Description of a small lizard, a species of Naultinus, supposed to be new to science. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute, 17 [1884]:149—151
  • Gill, T. & Whitaker, T. 1996. New Zealand frogs and reptiles. David Bateman Ltd, Auckland, 112 pp.
  • Gray, J. E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman, London: xxvii + 289 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • JEWELL, T.R. & R.A.B. LESCHEN 2004. A new species of Hoplodactylus (Reptilia: Pygopodidae) from the Takitimu Mountains, South Island, New Zealand. Zootaxa 792: 1-11 - get paper here
  • McCann, C. 1955. The lizards of New Zealand. Gekkonidae and Scincidae. Dominion Museum Bulletin (17): 1—127.
  • 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
  • Thomas, B.W. 1981. Hoplodactylus rakiurae n. sp. (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Stewart Island, New Zealand and comments on the taxonomic status of Heteropholis nebulosus McCann. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 8: 33- 47 - get paper here
  • van Winkel, D., Baling, M. & Hitchmough, R. 2018. Reptiles and Amphibians of New Zealand: A field guide. Auckland University Press, Auckland, 376 pp
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