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Strophurus williamsi (KLUGE, 1963)

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Higher TaxaDiplodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Eastern Spiny-tailed Gecko, Soft-spined Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus williamsi KLUGE 1963
Strophurus williamsi — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Strophurus williamsi — GREER 1989
Strophurus williamsi — KLUGE 1993
Diplodactylus williamsi — COGGER 2000: 234
Strophurus williamsi — RÖSLER 2000: 115
Strophurus williamsi — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Strophurus williamsi — RÖSLER 2018: 22 
DistributionAustralia (NE New South Wales, Queensland, SE South Australia,
NW Victoria)

Type locality: Warrumbungle Mts., N. S. W.  
TypesHolotype: AMS R14987 
CommentGroup: Diplodactylus strophurus group (subgenus Strophurus) 
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  • Laube, A. 1993. Diplodactylus williamsi KLUGE, 1963. Sauria 15 Suppl.: 273–276 - get paper here
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  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Sadlier, R.A.; O’Meally, D.; Shea, G.M. 2005. A new species of Spiny-tailed gecko (Squamata: Diplodactylidae: Strophurus) from inland Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 51(2): 573-581. - get paper here
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  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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