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Naultinus grayii BELL, 1843

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Gray's Tree Gecko 
SynonymNaultinus Grayii BELL 1843: 27
Gymnodactylus Grayii — DUMÉRIL 1856
Naultinus graii — GIRARD 1858
Hoplodactylus grayi — FITZINGER 1861
Naultinus grayii — BULLER 1871
Naultinus punctatus — HUTTON 1872 (partim)
Naultinus grayi — GÜNTHER 1875
Naultinus elegans — BOULENGER 1885 (partim)
Naultinulus elegans — CHRAPLIWY et al. 1961 (partim)
Naultinus simpsoni ROBB 1980 (nomen nudum)
Naultinus elegans grayi — GILL 1986
Naultinus grayii — RÖSLER 2000: 96
Naultinus grayii — NIELSEN et al. 2011 
DistributionNew Zealand (Northland, north of Whangaroa, North Island)

Type locality: Bay of Islands, New Zealand.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.9.8.16 
CommentSynonymy: Naultinus grayii has been synonymized with N. elegans by CHRAPLIWY et al. 1961. 
EtymologyNamed after British zoologist John Edward Gray (1800 – 1875), Keeper of Zoology at the British Museum in London from 1840 until 1874, although he started working at the museum in 1824. 
  • Bell, T. 1843. The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, under the command of Captain Fitzroy, R.N. during the years 1832 to 1836. Edited and superintended by Charles Darwin ... naturalist to the expedition. Part 5. Reptiles. London, Smith, Elder and Co., (1842-1843), vi + 51 pp. - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Buller, W. 1871. A list of the lizards inhabiting New Zealand, with descriptions. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute, 3 [1870]:4-11 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Cree, Alison and Kelly M. Hare 2016. Reproduction and Life History of New Zealand Lizards. in: Chapple, D.G. (ed). New Zealand Lizards. Springer, pp. 169-206 - get paper here
  • Henle, K. 1981. Die Herpetofauna Neuseelands, Teil 4: Endemische Geckos. Herpetofauna 3 (15): 16-19 - get paper here
  • HITCHMOUGH, R. A., NIELSEN, S. V., LYSAGHT, J. A., & BAUER, A. M. 2021. A new species of Naultinus from the Te Paki area, northern New Zealand. Zootaxa 4915(3), 389-400 - 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
  • 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. & Hitchmough, R.A. 1980. REVIEW OF THE GENUS Naultinus Gray (REPTILIA:GEKKONIDAE). Rec. Auckland Inst. Mus. 16: 189-200
  • Robb,J. 1980. New Zealand Amphibians and Reptiles in Colour. Collins, Auckland, 128 pp.
  • 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.
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