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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Wellington Green gecko 
SynonymNaultinus punctatus GRAY 1843: 204 (in DIEFFENBACH)
Gymnodactylus punctatus — DUMÉRIL 1856
Hoplodactylus punctatus — FITZINGER 1861
Naultinus punctatus — BULLER 1870: 7
Naultinus pentagonalis COLENSO 1880
Naultinus elegans form punctatus — MCCANN 1955
Naultinus elegans pentagonalis — ROBB 1980
Naultinus elegans punctatus — ROBB 1980
Naultinus elegans punctatus — RÖSLER 2000: 96
Naultinus punctatus — NIELSEN et al. 2011
Naultinus punctatus — GOLLIN et al. 2020 
DistributionNew Zealand (S North Island)

Type locality: New Zealand.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.22.38 
CommentSynonymy: CHRAPLIWY et al. 1961 synonymized N. punctatus with N. elegans. WERMUTH 1965: 110 listed it as such under N. elegans. 
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  • 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
  • Colenso, W. 1880. Notes and observations on the animal economy and habits of one of our New Zealand lizards, supposed to be a new species of Naultinus. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute, 12 [1879]:251-264.
  • Gaulke, M. & Altenbach, A. 2003. 100% pure New Zealand. Reptilia (Münster) 8 (41): 56-63 - get paper here
  • Gollin, J. F., Gorman, N., & Armstrong, D. P. 2020. Twenty years on: changes in lizard encounter rates following eradication of rats from Kāpiti Island. New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 45(1), [2021] - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1843. Descriptions of the reptiles and Amphibia hitherto observed in New Zealand. Pp. 202-206. In Dieffenbach, E., Travels in New Zealand. J. Murray, London, 396 pp. - get paper here
  • Gray, J.E. 1842. Description of two hitherto unrecorded species of reptiles from New Zealand; presented to the British Museum by Dr. Dieffenbach. Zoological Miscellany 2: 72.Treuttel, Würtz & Co., London. - 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
  • 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. & Hitchmough, R.A. 1980. REVIEW OF THE GENUS Naultinus Gray (REPTILIA:GEKKONIDAE). Rec. Auckland Inst. Mus. 16: 189-200
  • 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
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Studien an den Begattungsorganen der Geckos (Reptilia: Gekkota) - 3. Die Hemipenismorphologie von Arten der Gattungen Hoplodactylus FITZINGER 1843, Naultinus GRAY 1842, Oedura GRAY 1842, Rhacodactylus FITZINGER 1843 und Strophurus FITZINGER 1843 (Gek Gekkota 2: 220-248
  • Rowlands, R.P.V. 1981. New Zealand Geckos - a guide to captive maintenance and breeding. New Zealand Herpetological Scoiety, 32 pp.
  • Rowlands, Rod 1996. The green tree gecko. Reptile & Amphibian Magazine (Feb 1996): 12-19
  • Rowlands, Rod 2002. Selective Breeding of the Green Tree Gecko, Naultinus elegans elegans. Gekko 3 (2): 41-44
  • 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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