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Taxonomy of the family Diplodactylidae
Bibliography of the genus Diplodactylus
Biodiversity of the family Diplodactylidae








Genus
Diplodactylus

Australian Ground and Stone Geckos

Australische Erd- und Steingeckos

Australske Jord- og Stengekkoer*

1832 Diplodactylus Gray (type species: Diplodactylus vittatus Gray 1832)
1870 Stenodactylopsis Steindachner (type species: Stenodactylopsis pulcher Steindachner 1870; syn. Bauer 1994)
1989 Manwellisaurus Wells & Wellington (type species: Diplodactylus conspicillatus Lucas & Frost 1897; syn. Bauer 1994)
1989 Ozziedactylus Wells & Wellington (type species: Diplodactylus steindachneri Boulenger 1885; syn. Bauer 1994)
1989 Turnerdactylus Wells & Wellington (type species: Diplodactylus stenodactylus Boulenger 1896; syn. Bauer 1994)
Contents: 27 species, all of which are endemic.
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).

Diplodactylus ameyi

Eastern Deserts Fat-tailed Gecko

Östlicher Wüsten-Fettschwanzgecko*

Østlig Ørken-fedthalegekko*

2016 Diplodactylus ameyi Couper & Oliver

Remarks: Previously regarded as populations of platyurus.
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland).


Diplodactylus barraganae

Gulf Fat-tailed Gecko

Carpentaria-Fettschwanzgecko*

Carpentaria-fedthalegekko*

2014 Diplodactylus barraganae Oliver, Couper & Pepper

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland).


Diplodactylus bilybara

Western Fat-tailed Gecko

Westlicher Fettschwanzgecko*

Vestlig Fedthalegekko*

2014 Diplodactylus bilybara Oliver, Couper & Pepper

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diplodactylus calcicolus

South Coast Gecko, (Eastern Stone Gecko)

Südaustralischer Küstengecko*

Sydaustralsk Kystgekko*

2009 Diplodactylus calcicolus Hutchinson, Doughty & Oliver

Distribution: Australia (South Australia, Western Australia).


Diplodactylus capensis

Cape Range Stone Gecko

Cape Range-Steingecko*

Cape Range-stengekko*

2008 Diplodactylus capensis Doughty, Oliver & Adams

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diplodactylus conspicillatus

Variable Fat-tailed Gecko, Australian Fat-tailed Gecko

Bunter Fettschwanzgecko*

Broget Fedthalegekko*

1897 Diplodactylus conspicillatus Lucas & Frost
Manwellisaurus conspicillatus Wells & Wellington 1989

Remarks: Previously included hillii, laevis, and platyurus, as well as the populations now known as ameyi.
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia).


Diplodactylus custos

Kimberley Fat-tailed Gecko

Kimberley-Fettschwanzgecko*

Kimberley-fedthalegekko*

2014 Diplodactylus custos Oliver, Couper & Pepper

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diplodactylus fulleri

Lake Disappointment Ground Gecko

Lake Disappointment-Gekko*

Lake Disappointment-jordgekko*

1978 Diplodactylus fulleri Storr
Turnerdactylus fulleri Wells & Wellington 1989

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diplodactylus furcosus

Ranges Stone Gecko

Ranges-Steingecko*

Ranges-stengekko*

1863 Diplodactylus furcosus Peters

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of vittatus (e.g., Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983). Revalidated by Hutchinson, Doughty & Oliver (2009), although regarded as valid already by Bauer (1994).
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, South Australia).


Diplodactylus galaxias

Northern Pilbara Beak-faced Gecko

Nördlicher Pilbara-Schnabelgekko*

Nordlig Pilbara-næbgekko*

2010 Diplodactylus galaxias Doughty, Pepper & Keogh

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diplodactylus galeatus

Mesa Gecko, Australian Quartz Gecko, (Helmeted Gecko)

Quarzgecko*

Kvartsgekko*

1963 Diplodactylus galeatus Kluge

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, South Australia).


Diplodactylus granariensis

Wheatbelt Stone Gecko

Wheatbelt-Steingecko*

Wheatbelt-stengekko*

1979 Diplodactylus granariensis Storr
1936 Phyllodactylus barbouri Angel (Bauer 1994)
1988 Diplodactylus granariensis rex Storr

Other common names:
granariensis: Western Stone Gecko
rex: Giant Stone Gecko, Goldfields Stone Gecko
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diplodactylus hillii

Northern Fat-tailed Gecko

Nördlicher Fettschwanzgecko*

Nordlig Fedthalegekko*

1915 Diplodactylus hillii Longman

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of conspicillatus (e.g., Bauer 1994). Revalidated as a separate species by Oliver, Couper & Pepper (2014).
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory).


Diplodactylus kenneallyi

Lake Buchanan Gecko*, (Keneally's Gecko)

Lake Buchanan-Gekko*

Lake Buchanan-gekko*

1988 Diplodactylus kenneallyi Storr
Manwellisaurus kenneallyi Wells & Wellington 1989

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diplodactylus klugei

Carnarvon Basin Saddled Ground Gecko

Carnarvon-Erdgecko*

Carnarvon-jordgekko*

1998 Diplodactylus klugei Aplin & Adams

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diplodactylus laevis

Desert Fat-tailed Gecko

Wüsten-Fettschwanzgecko*

Ørken-fedthalegekko*

1925 Gymnodactylus laevis Sternfeld
Diplodactylus laevis Oliver, Couper & Pepper 2014

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of conspicillatus (e.g., Bauer 1994). Revalidated as a separate species by Oliver, Couper & Pepper (2014).
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia).


Diplodactylus lateroides

Speckled Stone Gecko

Gesprenkelter Steingecko*

Spættet Stengekko*

2013 Diplodactylus lateroides Doughty & Oliver

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diplodactylus mitchelli

Pilbara Stone Gecko, (Mitchell's Stone Gecko)

Pilbara-Steingecko*

Pilbara-stengekko*

1963 Diplodactylus mitchelli Kluge

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diplodactylus nebulosus

Cloudy Stone Gecko

Geraldton-Steingecko*

Geraldton-stengekko*

2013 Diplodactylus nebulosus Doughty & Oliver

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diplodactylus ornatus

Ornate Ground Gecko, Ornate Stone Gecko

Pracht-Erdgecko*

Pragt-jordgekko*

1845 Diplodactylus ornatus Gray
Phyllodactylus ornatus Duméril 1856

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of vittatus (e.g., Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983).
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diplodactylus platyurus

Eastern Fat-tailed Gecko

Östlicher Fettschwanzgecko*

Østlig Fedthalegekko*

1926 Diplodactylus platyurus Parker

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of conspicillatus (e.g., Bauer 1994). Revalidated as a separate species by Oliver, Couper & Pepper (2014). Now restricted to Queensland. Previously included the populations now assigned to ameyi. Records from New South Wales and SW. Queensland refer to ameyi.
Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Diplodactylus polyophthalmus

Spotted Sandplain Gecko, (Speckled Stone Gecko)

Gefleckter Steingecko*

Plettet Stengekko*

1867 Diplodactylus polyophthalmus Günther

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of vittatus (e.g., Cogger, Cameron & Cogger 1983).
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diplodactylus pulcher

Western Saddled Ground Gecko, Fine-faced Gecko, Patchwork Gecko

Westaustralischer Erdgecko*

Vestaustralsk Jordgekko*

1870 Stenodactylopsis pulcher Steindachner
Diplodactylus pulcher Boulenger 1885
1903 Diplodactylus bilineatus Lucas & Frost [not Diplodactylus bilineatus Gray 1845] (Bauer 1994)
1909 Diplodactylus pulcher var. dorsotaeniata Pellegrin (Bauer 1994)
1910 Diplodactylus pulcher var. dorsalis Werner (Bauer 1994)
Diplodactylus dorsalis Wells & Wellington 1985
1914 Diplodactylus lucasi Fry (Bauer 1994)

Distribution: Australia (South Australia, Western Australia).


Diplodactylus savagei

Southern Pilbara Beak-faced Gecko, Yellow-spotted Pilbara Gecko, (Savage's Gecko)

Südlicher Pilbara-Schnabelgekko*

Sydlig Pilbara-næbgekko*

1963 Diplodactylus savagei Kluge
Manwellisaurus savagei Wells & Wellington 1989

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Diplodactylus tessellatus

Tessellated Gecko

Mosaikgecko*

Mosaikgekko*

1875 Stenodactylopsis tessellatus Günther
Diplodactylus tessellatus Boulenger 1885
1909 Diplodactylus pachyurus Werner (Bauer 1994)

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria).


Diplodactylus vittatus

Eastern Stone Gecko, Wood Gecko

Östlicher Steingecko

Østlig Stengekko*

1832 Diplodactylus vittatus Gray
Phyllodactylus vittatus Duméril in Duméril & Duméril 1851

Remarks: Previously included furcosus, ornatus, and polyophthalmus.
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island], South Australia, Victoria).


Diplodactylus wiru

Desert Wood Gecko

Wüsten-Steingecko*

Ørken-stengekko*

2009 Diplodactylus wiru Hutchinson, Doughty & Oliver

Distribution: Australia (South Australia, Western Australia).