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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: 14 species, all of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
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

Südlicher 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 damaeum
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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 iris

Gregory Range Ground Gecko

Gregory-Range-Erdgecko

Gregory Range-jordgekko

2020 Lucasium iris Vanderduys, Hoskin, Kutt, Wright & Zozaya

Distribution: Australia (Queensland).





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 microplax

Andamooka Ground Gecko, Southern Sandplain Gecko

Andamooka-Erdgecko

Andamooka-jordgekko

2020 Lucasium microplax Eastwood, Doughty, Hutchinson & Pepper

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South 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, Western Sandplain Gecko, Crowned Gecko

Hellschnauzen-Erdgecko

Lyssnudet Jordgekko

1896 Diplodactylus stenodactylus Boulenger
Turnerdactylus stenodactylus Wells & Wellington 1989
Lucasium stenodactylus Oliver, Hutchinson & Cooper 2007

Remarks: Now restricted to Northern Territory and Western Australia. Previously included woodwardi and the populations now assigned to microplax. Records from New South Wales, Queensland, and South Australia refer to microplax. Records from the Pilbara region, Western Australia, refer to woodwardi.
Distribution: Australia (Northern Territory, 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).


Lucasium woodwardi

Strelley River Ground Gecko, (Pilbara Ground Gecko)

Strelley-Erdgecko

Strelley-jordgekko

1914 Diplodactylus woodwardi Fry
Lucasium woodwardi Eastwood, Doughty, Hutchinson & Pepper 2020

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of stenodactylum (e.g., Bauer 1994). Revalidated as a separate species by Eastwood, Doughty, Hutchinson & Pepper (2020).
Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).