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Strophurus taeniatus (LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON, 1913)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Phasmid Striped Gecko, White-striped Gecko 
SynonymOedurella taeniata LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON 1913: 5
Diplodactylus michaelseni — LOVERIDGE 1934 (partim)
Diplodactylus taeniatus — COGGER 1975 (partim)
Diplodactylus taeniate — COGGER & HEATWOLE 1981
Strophurus taeniatus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Strophurus taeniatus — GREER 1989
Strophurus taeniatus — KLUGE 1993
Strophurus taeniatus — RÖSLER 1995: 85
Diplodactylus taeniatus — COGGER 2000: 229
Strophurus taeniatus — RÖSLER 2000: 115
Strophurus taeniatus — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Strophurus taeniatus — MULDER et al. 2022 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia)

Type locality: Denham, Western Australia  
TypesHolotype: NRM (NHRM) 2999 (1913 Oedurella taeniata) 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A very small, slender Diplodactylus (subgenus Strophurus), most like D. jeanae but with rostral widely excluded from nostril and much narrower dark dorso-lateral, mid-lateral and mid-ventral stripes [from STORR 1988]
CommentGroup: Diplodactylus michaelseni group (subgenus Strophurus). Has been synonymized with D. michaelseni by WERMUTH 1965: 24.

Type species: Oedurella taeniata LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON 1913: 5 is the type species of the genus Oedurella LÖNNBERG & ANDERSSON 1913. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “taenia” (= ribbon). 
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  • 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
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