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Nactus cheverti (BOULENGER, 1885)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymHetoronota [sic] marmorata MACLEAY 1877: 100
Gymnodactylus cheverti BOULENGER 1885: 41 (nom. nov.)
Gymnodactylus cheverti — WERNER 1913: 1
Nactus cheverti — ZUG 1998
Nactus cheverti — COGGER 2000: 741
Nactus cheverti — PAPENFUSS et al. 2010 
DistributionAustralia (NE Queensland: from Princess Charlotte Bay south to Cairns region)

Type locality: Fitzroy Island and Endeavour River, Queensland.  
TypesLectotype: AMS (AM) R42733 (formerly MAMU R632), Fitzroy Island, Qld. Designation by Kluge (1963). 
CommentSynonymy: Has also been considered as synonym of Gymnodactylus (Nactus) pelagicus, e.g. by RÖSLER 2000. 
EtymologyNamed after the ship Chevert, which Sir William John Macleay bought and used for his expedition to New Guinea (1875). 
  • 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.
  • HEINICKE, MATTHEW P.; ELI GREENBAUM, TODD R. JACKMAN, AARON M. BAUER 2010. Molecular Phylogenetics of Pacific Nactus (Squamata: Gekkota: Gekkonidae) and the Diphyly of Australian Species. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 61 (17): 633-646 - get paper here
  • Kraus, Fred 2005. The genus Nactus (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae): a phylogenetic analysis and description of two new species from the Papuan Region. Zootaxa 1061:1-28 - get paper here
  • Macleay, W. 1877. The lizards of the Chevert Expedition. Proc. Linn. Soc. New South Wales 2: 60-69; 97-104 - get paper here
  • Werner, F. 1913. Neue oder seltene Reptilien und Frösche des Naturhistorischen Museums in Hamburg. Reptilien der Ostafrika-Expedition der Hamburger Geographischen Gesellschaft 1911/12. Leiter: Dr. E. Obst. Reptilien und Amphibien von Formosa. Jb. Hamb. wiss. Anst., 30 [1912], 2. Beiheft: 1-39, 40-45, 45-51 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
  • Zug, George R. 1998. Australian populations of the Nactus pelagicus complex (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 42 (2): 613-626
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