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Oedura gracilis KING, 1985

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Gracile Velvet Gecko 
SynonymOedura marmorata — SMITH & JOHNSTONE 1981
Oedura gracilis KING 1985
Oedura gracilis — KLUGE 1993
Oedura gracilis — COGGER 2000: 262
Oedura gracilis — OLIVER et al. 2012 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia: NW Kimberley and adjacent islands)

Type locality: Mitchell Plateau, Western Australia (14°53’30”S 125°45’00”E)  
TypesHolotype: WAM R83709, (R How, 21.i.1982) 
CommentKaryotype: 2n = 38 (King 1987) 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “gracilis”, meaning small or lanky, or gracile. 
  • 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.
  • 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
  • King,M. 1985. Three new species of Oedura (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from the Mitchell Plateau of north Western Australia. Amphibia-Reptilia 5 (3-4): 329-337 [1984] - get paper here
  • Laube, A. & Langner, C. 2007. Australische Samtgeckos. Die Gattung Oedura. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - get paper here
  • Laver RJ, Doughty P, Oliver PM. 2017. Origins and patterns of endemic diversity in two specialized lizard lineages from the Australian Monsoonal Tropics (Oedura spp.). J Biogeogr. 00: 1–12 - get paper here
  • Oliver PM, McDonald PJ. 2016. Young relicts and old relicts: a novel palaeoendemic vertebrate from the Australian Central Uplands. R. Soc. open sci. 3: 160018 - get paper here
  • Oliver, Paul M.; Aaron M. Bauer, Eli Greenbaum, Todd Jackman, Tara Hobbie 2012. Molecular phylogenetics of the arboreal Australian gecko genus Oedura Gray 1842 (Gekkota: Diplodactylidae): Another plesiomorphic grade? Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63 (2): 255-264 - get paper here
  • Schmida, G. 2007. Betrachtungen zu den australischen Samtgeckos der Gattung Oedura. Draco 8 (29): 22-30 - 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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