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Strophurus rankini (STORR, 1979)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Exmouth Spiny-tailed Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus rankini STORR 1979
Strophurus rankini — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Strophurus rankini — GREER 1989
Diplodactylus rankini — COGGER 2000: 225
Strophurus rankini — RÖSLER 2000: 115
Strophurus rankini — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (coastal CW Western Australia; Bernier Island)

Type locality: mouth of Yardie Creek, W. A., in 22° 20’ S, 113° 48’ E.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R61474 
CommentGroup: Diplodactylus strophurus group (subgenus Strophurus). 
EtymologyNamed after Australian herpetologist Peter Rankin who died in January 1979 while he tried to catch geckos. 
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  • 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
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Storr G M 1979. Five new lizards from Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 8 (1): 134-142 - 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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