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Pseudothecadactylus australis (GÜNTHER, 1877)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Cape York Pad-tail Gecko 
SynonymThecadactylus australis GÜNTHER 1877: 414
Thecadactylus australis — BOULENGER 1885: 112
Torresia australis — BRONGERSMA 1934
Thecadactylus australis — LOVERIDGE 1934: 311
Pseudothecadactylus australis — BRONGERSMA 1936
Pseudothecadactylus australis — WERMUTH 1965: 153
Pseudothecadactylus australis — COGGER 1975
Rhacodactylus (Pseudothecadactylus) australis — BAUER 1990
Rhacodactylus australis — KLUGE 1991
Pseudothecadactylus australis — COGGER 1992
Pseudothecadactylus australis — KLUGE 1993
Rhacodactylus australis — RÖSLER 1995
Pseudothecadactylus australis — COGGER 2000: 271
Pseudothecadactylus australis — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland: N Cape York Peninsula; Islands of Torres Strait)

Type locality: Islands of the Torres Strait.  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 
CommentType species: Thecadactylus australis GÜNTHER 1877: 414 is the type species of the genus Pseudothecadactylus BRONGERSMA 1936: 136 (a nomen novum pro Torresia BRONGERSMA 1934 non Torresia LAPORTE-CASTELNAU 1876, a genus of fish). 
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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Brongersma, L. D. 1936. Herpetological note XIII. Zoologische Mededelingen 19: 136 - get paper here
  • Brongersma,L.D. 1934. Contributions to Indo-Australian herpetology. Zoologische Mededelingen 17: 161-251 - get paper here
  • 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.
  • Cogger,H.G. 1975. New lizards of the genus Pseudothecadactylus (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae) from Arnhem Land and northwestern Australia. Rec. Austral. Mus. 30: 87-97 - get paper here
  • Cogger,H.G. 1992. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 4th ed. Cornell University Press, Ithaca
  • Günther, A. 1877. Descriptions of three new species of lizards from Islands of Torres Straits. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 19: 413—415 - 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
  • Loveridge, A. 1934. Australian reptiles in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 77: 243-383 - get paper here
  • Riedel, J., Nordberg, E. and Schwarzkopf, L. 2020. Ecological niche and microhabitat use of Australian geckos. Israel J Ecol Evol 66 (3-4): 209-222 - get paper here
  • 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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