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Naultinus rudis (FISCHER, 1881)

IUCN Red List - Naultinus rudis - Least Concern, LR

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Natural Tree Gecko, Rough gecko 
SynonymHeteropholis rudis FISCHER 1881: 235
Naultinus rudis — BOULENGER 1885: 170
Heteropholis rudis — MCCANN 1955: 57
Heteropholis rudis — WERMUTH 1965: 91
Naultinus elegans rudis — MEADS 1982
Heteropholis rudis — PICKARD & TOWNS 1988
Naultinus rudis — KLUGE 1993
Naultinus rudis — RÖSLER 2000: 96
Naultinus rudis — NIELSEN et al. 2011 
DistributionNew Zealand (NE South Island: Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury provinces)

Type locality: New Zealand  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.22.37; Given erroneously as UMB 17396 fide De Lisle et al. 2013. 
CommentNaultinus manukanus apparently forms a cline with populations of N. rudis.

Thus, this may be a case of "speciation in progress". 
  • 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
  • Fischer, J. G. 1881. Herpetologische Bemerkungen vorzugsweise über Stücke des Naturhistorischen Museums in Bremen. Abhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins in Bremen, 7: 225-238 [Nov. 1881]
  • 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
  • Pickard,C.R. & Towns,D.R. 1988. Atlas of the Amphibians and Reptiles of New Zealand. Conservation Sciences Publication No. 1, Wellington
  • 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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