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Naultinus gemmeus MCCANN, 1955

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Jewelled gecko 
SynonymNaultinus lineatus GRAY 1869
Naultinus elegans — LUCAS & FROST (partim) 1897
Naulthinus elegans — WERNER 1901
Heteropholis gemmeus MCCANN 1955: 63
Heteropholis gemmeus — WERMUTH 1965: 91
Naultinus elegans gemmeus — MEADS 1982
Naultinus gemmeus — THOMAS 1982
Naultinus gemmeus — RÖSLER 2000: 96
Naultinus gemmeus — NIELSEN et al. 2011 
DistributionNew Zealand (Eastern South Island from north Canterbury yo Stewart Island)

Type locality: Rangiora, New Zealand. Also given as Cashmere, Christchurch, NZ.  
TypesHolotype: CMC R250 (Canterbury Museum Christchurch) 
CommentNaultinus lineatus has been synonymized with N. elegans by BOULENGER (1885). 
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  • Gray, J. E. 1869. Naultinus lineatus, a new lizard from New Zealand. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 3:243. - get paper here
  • Henle, K. 1981. Die Herpetofauna Neuseelands, Teil 4: Endemische Geckos. Herpetofauna 3 (15): 16-19 - 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
  • Knox, C. D.; S. Jarvie, L. J. Easton, and J. M. Monks 2017. Soft-Release, but Not Cool Winter Temperatures, Reduces Post-Translocation Dispersal of Jewelled Geckos. Journal of Herpetology 51 (4): 490-496 - get paper here
  • Knox, Carey D.; Alison Cree, and Philip J. Seddon 2012. Direct and Indirect Effects of Grazing by Introduced Mammals on a Native, Arboreal Gecko (Naultinus gemmeus). Journal of Herpetology 46 (2): 145-152. - get paper here
  • Knox, Carey. 2014. Jewelled geckos (Naultinus gemmeus) in the tussockland of Otago. BioGecko (2): 29-30 - 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
  • Robb,J. 1986. New Zealand Amphibians and Reptiles in Colour, Revised Edition. Collins, Auckland
  • 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.
  • Werning, H. 2015. Neuseeland - Niedersachsen und zurück: geschmuggelte Grüngeckos auf Weltreise. Reptilia (Münster) 20 (113): 6-7 - get paper here
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