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Oedura castelnaui (THOMINOT, 1889)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Northern Velvet Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus (Oedura) Castelnaui THOMINOT 1889: 22 (partim)
Oedura mayeri GARMAN 1901: 3
Oedura tryoni — ZIETZ 1920 (partim)
Oedura marmorata — LOVERIDGE 1934 (partim)
Oedura castelnaui — BUSTARD 1970
Oedura castelnauxi — TINKLE & GIBBONS 1977
Oedura castelnaui — KLUGE 1993
Oedura castelnaui — COGGER 2000: 260
Oedura castelnaui — OLIVER et al. 2012
Oedura castelnaui — HOSKIN 2019 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland: Cape York Peninsula)

Type locality: Australia [lectotype]  
TypesLectotype: MNHN-RA 6802; paralectotypes: MNHN-RA 6802A-B, designated by Bustard (1970) 
CommentSynonymy: considered as synonym of Oedura tryoni by Cogger 1957, which was followed by Wermuth 1965 and others. 
Etymologynamed after François Louis de la Porte (1810-1880), comte de Castelnau, a French naturalist who was born in London. See Bastos & Sa 2011 for further biographical details. 
  • Baker, Cherryl Richards; Brattstrom, Bayard H.; Brattstrom, Martha A. 1998. Microhabitat utilization by some Queensland, Australia geckos. Dactylus 3 (3): 97-102
  • Bastos, Francisco Inácio & Magali Romero Sa 2011. The scientist as historian: Paulo Vanzolini and the origins of zoology in Brazil. História, Ciências, Saúde – Manguinhos, Rio de Janeiro 18 (4): 1021-1038 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bustard, H. R. 1970. Oedura marmorata a complex of Australian geckos (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Senckenbergiana biologica 51: 21-40
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Garman, S. 1901. Some reptiles and batrachians from Australasia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 39: 1-14 - get paper here
  • Hagey TJ, Harte S, Vickers M, Harmon LJ, Schwarzkopf L 2017. There’s more than one way to climb a tree: Limb length and microhabitat use in lizards with toe pads. PLoS One 12 (9): e0184641 - get paper here
  • Holfert, Tino 1996. Haltung und Vermehrung der australischen Samtgeckos Oedura monilis und Oedura castelnaui. Elaphe 4 (3): 19-24
  • Hoskin, C.J.; Higgie, M. 2008. A new species of velvet gecko (Diplodactylidae: Oedura) from north-east Queensland, Australia. Zootaxa 1788: 21–36 - get paper here
  • HOSKIN, CONRAD J. 2019. Description of three new velvet geckos (Diplodactylidae: Oedura) from inland eastern Australia, and redescription of Oedura monilis De Vis. Zootaxa 4683 (2): 242–270 - get paper here
  • HOSKIN, CONRAD J.; STEPHEN M. ZOZAYA, ERIC VANDERDUYS 2018. A new species of velvet gecko (Diplodactylidae: Oedura) from sandstone habitats of inland north Queensland, Australia. Zootaxa 4486 (2): 101–114 - get paper here
  • Laube, A. 1994. Oedura castelnaui (THOMINOT, 1889). Sauria 16 Suppl.: 297–302 - get paper here
  • Laube, A. & Langner, C. 2007. Die “Geckos” Australiens. Draco 8 (29): 4-21 - get paper here
  • Laube, A. & Langner, C. 2007. Australische Samtgeckos. Die Gattung Oedura. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - get paper here
  • Oliver, Paul M.; Aaron M. Bauer, Eli Greenbaum, Todd Jackman, Tara Hobbie 2012. Molecular phylogenetics of the arboreal Australian gecko genus OeduraGray 1842 (Gekkota: Diplodactylidae): Another plesiomorphic grade? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63 (2): 255-264 - get paper here
  • Pillai, R., Nordberg, E., Riedel, J. & Schwarzkopf, L. 2020. Geckos cling best to, and prefer to use, rough surfaces. Front Zool 17: 32 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 2017. Gecko-Chorologie (Squamata: Gekkota). Gekkota (4): 1-160
  • Schmida, G. 2007. Betrachtungen zu den australischen Samtgeckos der Gattung Oedura. Draco 8 (29): 22-30 - get paper here
  • Thominot, A. 1889. Observations sur quelques reptiles et batraciens de la collection du Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris. Bulletin de la Société Philomathique de Paris (8) 1:21—30 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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