Underwoodisaurus Wermuth, 1965, Wermuth, 1965

Doughty, Paul & Oliver, Paul M., 2011, A new species of Underwoodisaurus (Squamata: Gekkota: Carphodactylidae) from the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Zootaxa 3010, pp. 20-30: 22

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.204380

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Underwoodisaurus Wermuth, 1965


Genus Underwoodisaurus Wermuth, 1965  

Type species Phyllurus milii Bory   de Saint-Vincent, 1823 by original designation. Original type locality 'Australasie sur les rives de la baie des Chiens-Marins' [= Shark Bay, Western Australia]. Neotype locality:'Bernier Island, Shark Bay'. Note: Shea (2002) demonstrated that the type of P. milii   was, in fact, a specimen illustration of Nephrurus levis occidentalis   but maintained current usage of the epithet milii   for the species of Underwoodisdaurus to which it has uniformly been applied, and designated a neotype to fix the name.

Diagnosis. A moderately large (adult SVL to 100 mm) genus of carphodactylid geckos with transverse subdigital lamellae, anterior loreals minute and strongly differentiated from posterior loreals, labial scales much larger than neighboring scales, mean of 26 presacral vertebrae, phalangeal formula unreduced (, and original tail long with 33–42 postsacral vertebrae, post pygal pleurapophysis absent or reduced, rounded in cross section, and gradually tapering to tip lacking a terminal 'knob'.