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Phyllurus gulbaru HOSKIN, COUPER & SCHNEIDER, 2003

IUCN Red List - Phyllurus gulbaru - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaCarphodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymPhyllurus gulbaru HOSKIN, COUPER & SCHNEIDER 2000
Phyllurus gulbaru — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Phyllurus gulbaru — COGGER 2014: 273 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: Palm Tree Ck, Paluma Range (19° 20’ S, 146° 28’ E), NE Queensland, Australia.  
TypesHolotype: QM J75778 
CommentLimited to a 14 square kilometer area in Queensland and therefore extremely endangered.

Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymologynamed after the Aboriginal name for the Paluma Range. 
  • Bertola, Lorenzo V.; Megan Higgie, and Conrad J. Hoskin 2018. Resolving distribution and population fragmentation in two leaf-tailed gecko species of north-east Australia: key steps in the conservation of microendemic species. Australian Journal of Zoology 66 (2): 152-166 - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Hoskin, C.J.; P. J. Couper & C. J. Schneider 2003. A New Species of Phyllurus (Lacertailia: Gekkonidae) and a Revised Phylogeny and Key for the Australian Leaf-tailed Geckos. Australian Journal of Zoology 51 (2): 153-164 - get paper here
  • HOSKIN, CONRAD J.; LORENZO V. BERTOLA, MEGAN HIGGIE 2019. A new species of Phyllurus leaf-tailed gecko (Lacertilia: Carphodactylidae) from The Pinnacles, north-east Australia. Zootaxa 4576 (1): 127–139 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - 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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