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Strophurus michaelseni (WERNER, 1910)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Robust Striped Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus Michaelseni WERNER 1910
Oedurella taeniata LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON 1913: 5 (fide WERMUTH 1965)
Diplodactylus michaelseni — ZIETZ 1920
Diplodactylus michaelseni — LOVERIDGE 1934: 305
Diplodactylus michaelseni — WERMUTH 1965: 24
Strophurus michaelseni — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Oedurella michaelseni — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1989
Strophurus michaelseni — GREER 1989
Strophurus michaelseni — KLUGE 1993
Diplodactylus michaelseni — COGGER 2000: 222
Strophurus michaelseni — RÖSLER 2000: 115
Strophurus michaelseni — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (central coast and adjacent interior of Western Australia)

Type locality: Denham, Western Australia.  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 21430 (1910 Diplodactylus Michaelseni Werner) 
CommentGroup: Diplodactylus michaelseni group (subgenus Strophurus). Note that BAUER et al. (1989) rejected the validity of a “michaelseni” group. 
EtymologyNamed after W. Michaelsen, leader of the Hamburg expedition to SW Australia in 1905, on which the gecko was discovered. 
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  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
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  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Glauert, L. 1956. Geckonidae (Part II). Western Australian Naturalist 5 (3): 49-56 - 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
  • Lönnberg, E., and L. G. Andersson. 1913. Results of Dr. E. Mjöbergs Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia 1910-13. III. Reptiles. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps Akademiens Handlingar, Stockholm, 52: 1-17 - 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
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Werner, F. 1910. Reptilia (Geckonidae und Scincidae). In: Michaelsen, W., and R. Hartmeyer: Die Fauna Südwest-Australiens. Vol. 2. G. Fischer, Jena, pp. 451-493. - 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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