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Nephrurus deleani HARVEY, 1983

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Higher TaxaCarphodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Pernatty Knob-tail 
SynonymNephrurus vertebrais — COGGER 1979 (partim)
Nephrurus deleani HARVEY 1983
Nephrurus deleani — KLUGE 1993
Nephrurus deteani
Nephrurus deleani — RÖSLER 1995: 73
Nephrurus deleani — COGGER 2000: 255
Nephrurus deleani — OLIVER & BAUER 2011
Nephrurus deleani — COGGER 2014: 265 
DistributionAustralia (SC South Australia, region of Pernatty Lagoon)

Type locality: 44 km south-east of Pimba, SA (31°31'S, 137°08'E)  
TypesHolotype: SAM R21868; paratype: WAM 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. J. Steven "Steve" C. Delean, an Australian statistician who worked at James Cook University, North Queensland. 
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  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Delean,S. & Harvey, C. 1983. Notes on the Reproduction of Nephrurus deleani (Reptilia:Gekkonidae) from South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 108 (3/4): 221-222 - get paper here
  • Ellis, Ryan J.; Paul Doughty and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. An annotated type catalogue of the geckos and pygopods (Squamata: Gekkota: Carphodactylidae, Diplodactylidae, Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae) in the collection of the Western Australian Museum. Records of the Western Australian Museum 33: 051–094 - get paper here
  • Harvey C 1983. A new species of Nephrurus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from South Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 107 (3-4): 231-235 - get paper here
  • Oliver, P.M. & Bauer, A.M. 2011. Systematics. and evolution of the Australian knob-tail geckos (Nephrurus, Carphodactylidae, Gekkota): Pleisomorphic grades and biome shifts through the Miocene. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 59 (3): 664-674 - get paper here
  • Read, John 1998. Hemmed in on all sides? The status of the restricted gecko, Nephrurus deleani. Herpetofauna (Sydney) 28 (2): 30-38
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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