Christinus guentheri

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Christinus guentheri
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Christinus
Species: C. guentheri
Binomial name
Christinus guentheri
(Boulenger, 1885)
Synonyms[1]
  • Phyllodactylus guentheri Boulenger, 1885
  • Christinus guentheri
    Wells & Wellington, 1984

Christinus guentheri is a species of lizard in the family Gekkonidae (geckos). The species is endemic to two Australian islands, Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island.

Common names[edit]

C. guentheri has the common names Günther's island gecko, Lord Howe Island gecko, and Lord Howe Island southern gecko.

Taxonomy[edit]

The first description of C. guentheri was by Belgian-born British herpetologist George Albert Boulenger, in 1885, as Phyllodactylus guentheri.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The specific epithet, guentheri, commemorates German-born British zoologist Albert Günther.[1][3]

Conservation status[edit]

C. guentheri is listed as vulnerable by the IUCN,[4] and by the Australian government's EPBC act.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Christinus guentheri . The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org". Retrieved 2009-01-26.
  2. ^ Boulenger GA (1885). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume I. Geckonidæ, Eublepharidæ, Uroplatidæ, Pygopodidæ, Agamidæ. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 436 pp. + Plates I-XXXII. (Phyllodactylus guentheri, new species, p. 90 + Plate VII, figures 3, 3a).
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Christinus guentheri, p. 110).
  4. ^ Australasian Reptile & Amphibian Specialist Group (1996). Christinus guentheri. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 28 July 2007
  5. ^ "Christinus guentheri ". Species Profile and Threats Database. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Retrieved 2009-01-26.

Further reading[edit]

  • Wells RW, Wellington CR (1984) ("1983"). "A Synopsis of the Class Reptilia in Australia". Australian Journal of Herpetology 1 (3-4): 73-129. (Christinus guentheri, new combination, p. 75).

External links[edit]

Data related to Christinus guentheri at Wikispecies

  • "Christinus guentheri ". Species Profile and Threats Database. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Retrieved 2009-01-26.