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Strophurus jeanae (STORR, 1988)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Southern Phasmid Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus jeanae STORR 1988
Diplodactylus taeniata — STORR & FORD 1967
Diplodactylus taeniatus — COGGER (partim) 1975
Oedurella taeniata — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985 (partim)
Oedurella jeanae — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1989
Strophurus jeanae — GREER 1989
Strophurus jeanae — KLUGE 1991
Strophurus jeanae — KLUGE 1993
Diplodactylus jeanae — COGGER 2000: 220
Strophurus jeanae — RÖSLER 2000: 115
Strophurus jeanae — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (arid zone of N Northern Territory and N Western Australia)

Type locality: Port Hedland, Western Australia, in 20° 19'S, 118°36' E.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R81843 (1988 Diplodactylus jeanae Storr) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A very small and extremely slender Diplodactylus (subgenus Strophurus), most like D. taeniatus but with rostral entering nostril and very wide ventral stripe (at widest occupying half width of abdomen). 
CommentGroup: Diplodactylus michaelseni group (subgenus Strophurus). 
EtymologyNamed after Miss Jean White, a member the Western Australian Museum's Department of Ornithology and Herpetology. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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.
  • 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
  • Greer, A.E. 1989. The biology and evolution of Australian lizards. Surrey Beatty & Sons, Chipping Norton, NSW 264 pp.
  • Laube, A. & Langner, C. 2007. Die Gattung Strophurus. Draco 8 (29): 49-66 - get paper here
  • Laver, R.J., Nielsen, S.V., Rosauer, D.F., Oliver, P.M. 2017. Trans-biome diversity in Australian grass-specialist lizards (Diplodactylidae: Strophurus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Storr, G. M. 1988. A new species of Diplodactylus (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae) from northern Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 14: 183-187. - 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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