Rhynchoedura eyrensis PEPPER, DOUGHTY, HUTCHINSON & KEOGH, 2011
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Rhynchoedura eyrensis?
|Higher Taxa||Diplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Eyre Basin Beaked Gecko|
|Synonym||Rhynchoedura eyrensis PEPPER, DOUGHTY, HUTCHINSON & KEOGH 2011|
|Distribution||Australia (E South Australia, probably SE Northern Territory and SW Queensland, including in the Simpson, Strzelecki, and Sturt Stony Deserts and the Channel Country)|
Type locality: 2.8 km northwest of Kannakaninna waterhole, Kalamurina Station, SA (-27.8506°S, 137.8692°E)
|Types||Holotype: SAMA R54267 (male).|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Morphological diagnosis as for R. ormsbyi, except that R. eyrensis sp. nov. tend to have larger pale spots that often merge to form elongated blotches. Rhynchoedura eyrensis sp. nov. also tends to have shorter arms and legs (relative to SVL) and more narial scales (NarScales) than both R. angusta sp. nov. and R. ormsbyi.|
|Comment||Habitat. Occurs on many different soil types within the eastern arid zone, including floodplains, and sandy and stony desert terrains.|
|Etymology||eyrensis refers to the distributional area of this spe- cies across the Lake Eyre Basin in central/southern Australia.|
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