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








Genus
Lucasium

Beaded Geckos

Perlgeckos*

Perlegekkoer*

1929 Lucasius Kinghorn [not Lucasius Kinahan 1859 (Crustacea); not Lucasius Dours 1872 (Insecta: Hymenoptera)] (type species: Ceramodactylus damaeus Lucas & Frost 1895)
1965 Lucasium Wermuth [substitute name for Lucasius Kinghorn 1929]
Contents: 11 species, all of which are endemic.
Remarks: Regarded as a synonym of Diplodactylus by some authors (e.g., Shea & Sadlier 1999).
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).

Lucasium alboguttatum

White-spotted Ground Gecko

Weißfleckiger Perlgecko*

Hvidplettet Perlegekko*

1910 Diplodactylus alboguttatus Werner
Turnerdactylus alboguttatus Wells & Wellington 1989
Lucasium alboguttatum Oliver, Hutchinson & Cooper 2007

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Lucasium bungabinna

Southern Sandplain Gecko

Sandebene-Gecko*

Sydlig Sandslettegekko*

2008 Lucasium bungabinna Doughty & Hutchinson

Distribution: Australia (South Australia, Western Australia).


Lucasium byrnei

Gibber Gecko, (Byrne’s Gecko)

Gibber-Gecko*

Gibbergekko*

1895 Diplodactylus byrnei Lucas & Frost
Lucasium byrnei Oliver, Hutchinson & Cooper 2007
1985 Diplodactylus dorotheae Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)

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


Lucasium damaeum

Eastern Beaded Gecko*, (Beaded Gecko)

Östlicher Perlgecko*

Østlig Perlegekko*

1895 Ceramodactylus damaeus Lucas & Frost
Lucasius damaeus Kinghorn 1929
Lucasium damaeum Wermuth 1965
Diplodactylus damaeus Kluge 1967
Turnerdactylus damaeus Wells & Wellington 1989

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


Lucasium immaculatum

Pale-striped Ground Gecko

Hellstreifen-Erdgecko*

Lysstribet Jordgekko*

1985 Diplodactylus jonathoni Wells & Wellington (Bauer 1994)
Turnerdactylus jonathoni Wells & Wellington 1989
1988 Diplodactylus immaculatus Storr
Lucasium immaculatum Oliver, Hutchinson & Cooper 2007

Remarks: Although jonathoni has priority over immaculatum, most authors have been using the latter name for this species (e.g., Bauer 1994; Cogger 2014).
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia).


Lucasium maini

Zanthus Ground Gecko, (Main's Ground Gecko)

Zanthus-Erdgecko*

Zanthus-jordgekko*

1962 Diplodactylus maini Kluge
Turnerdactylus maini Wells & Wellington 1989
Lucasium maini Oliver, Hutchinson & Cooper 2007

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Lucasium occultum

Yellow-snouted Ground Gecko, Alligator River Gecko, Hidden Gecko

Gelbschnauzen-Perlgecko*

Gulsnudet Perlegekko*

1982 Diplodactylus occultus King, Braithwaite & Schuttler
Turnerdactylus occultus Wells & Wellington 1989
Lucasium occultum Oliver, Hutchinson & Cooper 2007

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory).


Lucasium squarrosum

Mottled Ground Gecko

Bunter Erdgecko*

Broget Jordgekko*

1962 Diplodactylus squarrosus Kluge
Turnerdactylus squarrosus Wells & Wellington 1989
Lucasium squarrosum Oliver, Hutchinson & Cooper 2007

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Lucasium steindachneri

Box-patterned Gecko, Map Gecko, (Steindachner's Ground Gecko)

Polygon-Erdgecko*

Polygon-jordgekko*

1885 Diplodactylus steindachneri Boulenger
Ozziedactylus steindachneri Wells & Wellington 1989
Lucasium steindachneri Oliver, Hutchinson & Cooper 2007
1909 Diplodactylus stenurus Werner (Bauer 1994)

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia).


Lucasium stenodactylum

Pale-snouted Ground Gecko, Crowned Gecko, (Sandplain Gecko)

Hellschnauzen-Erdgecko*

Lyssnudet Jordgekko*

1896 Diplodactylus stenodactylus Boulenger
Turnerdactylus stenodactylus Wells & Wellington 1989
Lucasium stenodactylus Oliver, Hutchinson & Cooper 2007
1914 Diplodactylus woodwardi Fry (Bauer 1994)

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


Lucasium wombeyi

Pilbara Ground Gecko

Pilbara-Erdgecko*

Pilbara-jordgekko*

1978 Diplodactylus wombeyi Storr
Turnerdactylus wombeyi Wells & Wellington 1989
Lucasium wombeyi Oliver, Hutchinson & Cooper 2007

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).