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Giant cave gecko (Pseudothecadactylus lindneri)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Diplodactylidae
Genus: Pseudothecadactylus
Brongersma, 1936

Pseudothecadactylus is a genus of geckos found in various states of Australia.


Three species are recognized as being valid.

  • Pseudothecadactylus australis (Günther, 1877) – Cape York pad-tail gecko
  • Pseudothecadactylus cavaticus Cogger, 1975
  • Pseudothecadactylus lindneri Cogger, 1975 – giant cave gecko

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Pseudothecadactylus.

The specific name, lindneri, is in honor of Australian herpetologist David A. Lindner.

  • Brongersma L (1936). "Herpetological Note XIII". Zoologische Mededelingen 19: 136. (Pseudothecadactylus, new genus).
  • Cogger HG (1975). "New lizards of the genus Pseudothecadactylus (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae) from Arnhem Land and northwestern Australia". Rec. Australian Mus. 30: 87-97.
  • Cogger HG (1992). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, Fifth Edition. Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press.
  • Rösler, Herbert (1995). Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Leipzig: Urania. 256 pp. (in German).
  • Smith LA (1989). "Taxonomic status of the gecko Pseudothecadactylus lindneri cavaticus Cogger". Rec. W. Australian Mus. 14: 425-426.
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