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








Genus
Strophurus

Spiny-tailed Geckos & Tail-squirters, Phasmid Geckos

Dornschwanzgeckos*

Tornhalegekkoer*

1845 Strophurus Fitzinger (type species: Phyllodactylus strophurus Dumeril & Bibron 1836)
1845 Strophura Gray (type species: Phyllodactylus strophurus Dumeril & Bibron 1836; syn. Bauer 1994)
1913 Oedurella Lönnberg & Andersson (type species: Oedurella taeniata Lönnberg & Andersson 1913; syn. Bauer 1994)
1985 Eremiastrophurus Wells & Wellington (type species: Diplodactylus elderi Stirling & Zietz 1893; syn. Bauer 1994)
Contents: 20 species, all of which are endemic.
Remarks: Previously included in Diplodactylus (e.g., Cogger 1975). Revalidated by Wells & Wellington (1985).
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia).

Strophurus assimilis

Goldfields Spiny-tailed Gecko, Thorn-tailed Gecko

Goldfields-Dornschwanzgecko*

Goldfields-tornhalegekko*

1988 Diplodactylus assimilis Storr
Strophurus assimilis Wells & Wellington 1989

Distribution: Australia (South Australia, Western Australia).


Strophurus ciliaris

Northern Spiny-tailed Gecko, Common Spiny-tailed Gecko

Nördlicher Dornschwanzgecko*

Nordlig Tornhalegekko*

1885 Diplodactylus ciliaris Boulenger
Diplodactylus spinigerus ciliaris Loveridge 1934
Diplodactylus strophurus ciliaris Mitchell 1955
Strophurus ciliaris Wells & Wellington 1985
1952 Diplodactylus spinigerus aberrans Glauert (Bauer 1994)
Diplodactylus strophurus aberrans Mitchell 1955
Diplodactylus ciliaris aberrans Storr 1988
Strophurus aberrans Wells & Wellington 1984
Strophurus ciliaris aberrans Kluge 1991

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


Strophurus congoo

Einasleigh Spiny-tailed Gecko*, (Congoo Gecko)

Einasleigh-Dornschwanzgecko*

Einasleigh-tornhalegekko*

2016 Strophurus congoo Vanderduys

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Strophurus elderi

Jewelled Gecko, Jewelled Tail-squirter

Juwel-Dornschwanzgecko*

Juvel-tornhalegekko*

1893 Diplodactylus elderi Stirling & Zietz
Strophurus elderi Wells & Wellington 1984
Eremiastrophurus elderi Wells & Wellington 1985
1985 Eremiastrophurus mahoodi Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)

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


Strophurus horneri

Arnhem Land Phasmid Gecko, Arnhem Phasmid Gecko

Arnhemland-Dornschwanzgecko

Arnhemland-tornhalegekko*

2014 Strophurus horneri Oliver & Parkin

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory).


Strophurus intermedius

Southern Spiny-tailed Gecko, (Eastern Spiny-tailed Gecko)

Südlicher Dornschwanzgecko*

Sydlig Tornhalegekko*

1892 Diplodactylus intermedius Ogilby
Diplodactylus strophurus intermedius Mitchell 1955
Diplodactylus ciliaris intermedius Kluge 1967
Strophurus intermedius Wells & Wellington 1984
2005 Strophurus intermedius burrelli Hoser

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


Strophurus jeanae

Southern Phasmid Gecko, (Jean's Striped Gecko)

Port Hedland-Dornschwanzgecko*

Port Hedland-tornhalegekko*

1988 Diplodactylus jeanae Storr
Oedurella jeanae Wells & Wellington 1985
Strophurus jeanae Kluge 1991

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia).


Strophurus krisalys

Mount Isa Spiny-tailed Gecko, (Kristin's Spiny-tailed Gecko)

Mount Isa-Dornschwanzgecko*

Mount Isa-tornhalegekko*

2005 Strophurus krisalys Sadlier, O'Meally & Shea

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland).


Strophurus mcmillani

Short-tailed Spiny-tailed Gecko*, Short-tailed Striped Gecko

Kurzschwanz-Dornschwanzgecko*

Korthalet Tornhalegekko*

1978 Diplodactylus mcmillani Storr
Strophurus mcmillani Greer 1989
Diplodactylus macmillani [sic] Wells & Wellington 1985
Oedurella mcmillani Wells & Wellington 1989

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Strophurus michaelseni

Robust Spiny-tailed Gecko*, Striped Robust Tail-squirter, Robust Striped Gecko

Robuster Dornschwanzgecko*

Robust Tornhalegekko*

1910 Diplodactylus michaelseni Werner
Strophurus michaelseni Wells & Wellington 1985
Oedurella michaelseni Wells & Wellington 1989

Remarks: Previously included taeniatus.
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Strophurus rankini

Exmouth Spiny-tailed Gecko, (Rankin's Spiny-tailed Gecko)

Exmouth-Dornschwanzgecko*

Exmouth-tornhalegekko*

1979 Diplodactylus rankini Storr
Strophurus rankini Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Strophurus robinsoni

Northwestern Spiny-tailed Gecko*, (Robinson's Spinifex Gecko)

Nordwestlicher Dornschwanzgecko*

Nordvestlig Tornhalegekko*

1995 Diplodactylus robinsoni Smith
Strophurus robinsoni Wilson & Swan 2003

Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia).


Strophurus spinigerus

Southwestern Spiny-tailed Gecko, Soft Spiny-tailed Gecko, (Western Spiny-tailed Gecko)

Südwestlicher Dornschwanzgecko*

Sydvestlig Tornhalegekko*

1842 Diplodactylus spinigerus Gray
Strophura spinigera Gray 1845
Phyllodactylus spinigerus Duméril in Duméril & Duméril 1851
Diplodactylus strophurus spinigerus Mitchell 1955
Strophurus spinigerus Wells & Wellington 1984
1988 Diplodactylus spinigerus inornatus Storr

Other common names:
inornatus: Orange-eyed Southwestern Spiny-tailed Gecko
spinigerus: White-eyed Southwestern Spiny-tailed Gecko, Yellow-eyed Southwestern Spiny-tailed Gecko
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Strophurus strophurus

Western Spiny-tailed Gecko, Western Ring-tailed Gecko

Westlicher Dornschwanzgecko*

Vestlig Tornhalegekko*

1836 Phyllodactylus strophurus Dumeril & Bibron
Diplodactylus strophurus Boulenger 1885
Strophurus strophurus Wells & Wellington 1984
1843 Discodactylus dumerilii Fitzinger (Bauer 1994)

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Strophurus taeniatus

Striped Phasmid Gecko

Weißstreifen-Dornschwanzgecko*

Hvidstribet Tornhalegekko*

1913 Oedurella taeniata Lönnberg & Andersson
Diplodactylus taeniatus Cogger 1975
Strophurus taeniatus Wells & Wellington 1984

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of michaelseni (e.g., Wermuth 1965).
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia).


Strophurus taenicauda

Golden-tailed Gecko

Goldschwanzgecko*

Gyldenhalet Tornhalegekko*

1886 Diplodactylus taenicauda Vis
Strophurus taenicauda Wells & Wellington 1984
2012 Strophurus taenicauda albiocularis Brown, Wilmer & Macdonald
2012 Strophurus taenicauda triaureus Brown, Wilmer & Macdonald

Other common names:
albiocularis: Northern Golden-tailed Gecko
taenicauda: Southern Golden-tailed Gecko
triaureus: Central Golden-tailed Gecko
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland).


Strophurus trux

Brigalow Spiny-tailed Gecko*

Brigalow-Dornschwanzgecko*

Brigalow-tornhalegekko*

2017 Strophurus trux Vanderduys

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).


Strophurus wellingtonae

Western Shield Spiny-tailed Gecko

Laverton-Dornschwanzgecko*

Laverton-tornhalegekko*

1988 Diplodactylus wellingtonae Storr
Strophurus wellingtonae Wells & Wellington 1989

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).


Strophurus williamsi

Eastern Spiny-tailed Gecko, Soft-spined Gecko

Östlicher Dornschwanzgecko*

Østlig Tornhalegekko*

1963 Diplodactylus williamsi Kluge
Strophurus williamsi Wells & Wellington 1984

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


Strophurus wilsoni

Mount Augustus Spiny-tailed Gecko

Mount Augustus-Dornschwanzgecko*

Mount Augustus-tornhalegekko*

1983 Diplodactylus wilsoni Storr
Strophurus wilsoni Wells & Wellington 1984

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).