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Naultinus stellatus HUTTON, 1872

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Nelson green gecko, Starry Tree Gecko 
SynonymNaultinus elegans stellatus HUTTON 1872
Naultinus pulcherrimus BULLER 1877 (fide MCCANN 1955)
Naultinus elegans — LUCAS & FROST (partim) 1897
Heteropholis stellatus — MCCANN 1955
Heteropholis stellatus — WERMUTH 1965: 91
Naultinus stellatus — THOMAS 1982
Heteropholis stellatus — ROBB 1986
Naultinus stellatus — RÖSLER 1995: 73
Naultinus stellatus — NIELSEN et al. 2011 
DistributionNew Zealand (Nelson Lakes district and Maitai Valley, Nelson Province, South Island)

Type locality: Mount Arthur, New Zealand; restricted to Lake Rotoiti, Nelson district, New Zealand, by MCCANN 1955.  
TypesNeotype: NMNZ RE.000458 (designated by McCann 1955) 
  • Buller, W. 1877. Description of a new lizard, Naultinus pulcherrimus. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute, 9:326—327.
  • 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
  • Hutton, F. W. 1872. Notes on the lizards of New Zealand, with descriptions of two new species. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute, 4 [1871]:167—172. - 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. 1986. New Zealand Amphibians and Reptiles in Colour, Revised Edition. Collins, Auckland
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Rösler, Herbert 2017. Gecko-Chorologie (Squamata: Gekkota). Gekkota (4): 1-160
  • 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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