A new species of Phyllurus (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae) from the Kilkivan district of south-eastern Queensland

Couper, Patrick J., Hamley, Ben, and Hoskin, Conrad J. (2008) A new species of Phyllurus (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae) from the Kilkivan district of south-eastern Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 52 (2). pp. 139-147.

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Abstract

The leaf-tailed gecko Phyllurus kabikabi sp. nov. is described from Oakview Forest Reserve in the Kilkivan district of south-eastern Queensland. It has a very restricted distribution and is deeply divergent from its sister taxon, P. caudiannulatus, from which it is readily separated in morphology by lacking enlarged tubercules on the underside of the hindlimb. The Oakview Forest Reserve/State Forest area is of conservation significance, harbouring relict rainforest taxa, including the largest known population of the rare skink, Nangura spinosa. Potential threats to P. kabikabi sp. nov. include a narrow distribution and degradation of habitat through logging, feral pigs and fungal pathogens.

Item ID: 35237
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0079-8835
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2014 06:56
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060301 Animal Systematics and Taxonomy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960803 Documentation of Undescribed Flora and Fauna @ 100%
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