Nephrurus cinctus STORR, 1963
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Nephrurus cinctus?
|Higher Taxa||Carphodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Northern banded knob-tailed gecko|
|Synonym||Nephrurus wheeleri cinctus STORR 1963|
Nephrurus wheeleri cinctus STORR 1963
Nephrurus cinctus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Nephrurus wheeleri cinctus — RÖSLER 2000: 97
Nephrurus wheeleri cinctus — LOVE 2014: 14
Nephrurus cinctus — KEALLEY et al. 2020
|Distribution||Australia (Western Australia: Fortescue River districts)|
Type locality: Tambrey, in 21° 38’ S, 117° 37’ E, W. A.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R4284, O. Cusack, 1931; paratypes: WAM|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Differs from all other Nephrurus by a combination of enlarged tubercles scattered over body, tubercles surrounded by enlarged scales, tail short, broad and flattened with deep ridges, narrowing to terminate in a small knob, four dark bands on the nape, dorsum and tail and background colour dull reddish brown. Further differs from N. cinctus by smaller body size, fewer and less prominent tubercles, especially evident on the gular region, and dark maculations on the snout and above mouth.|
|Comment||Habitat. Prefers stony soils around granite outcrops and breakaway country. Usually found active at night in rocky areas with rubble on the ground. During the day, can be found sheltering under tin or beneath pieces of iron on the soil.|
|Etymology||Named after the leader of the Harvard Australian expedition that found this species, Dr. William M. Wheeler.|
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