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Taxonomy of the family Diplodactylidae
Bibliography of the genus Amalosia
Biodiversity of the family Diplodactylidae


Amalosia Velvet Geckos



1984 Amalosia Wells & Wellington (type species: Phyllodactylus lesueurii Dumeril & Bibron 1836)
Contents: 4 species, all of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Since its description, Amalosia has been regarded as a synonym of Oedura by most authors (e.g., Bauer 1994), until its revalidation by Oliver, Bauer, Greenbaum, Jackman & Hobbie (2012). Previously included Nebulifera robusta.
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland [incl. Fraser Island], Western Australia).

Amalosia jacovae

Clouded Velvet Gecko, Clouded Gecko


Broget Fløjlsgekko

2007 Oedura jacovae Couper, Keim & Hoskin
Amalosia jacovae Oliver, Bauer, Greenbaum, Jackman & Hobbie 2012

Distribution: Australia (Queensland [incl. Fraser Island]).

Amalosia lesueurii

Southern Velvet Gecko, (Lesueur's Velvet Gecko, Lesueur’s Gecko)

Südlicher Samtgecko

Sydlig Fløjlsgekko

1836 Phyllodactylus lesueurii Dumeril & Bibron
Diplodactylus lesueurii Fitzinger 1843
Oedura lesueurii Boulenger 1885
Amalosia lesueurii Wells & Wellington 1984
1985 Amalosia phillipsi Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)

Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Queensland).

Amalosia obscura

Kimberley Velvet Gecko, Slim Velvet Gecko



1984 Oedura obscura King
Amalosia obscura Wells & Wellington 1989

Distribution: Australia (Western Australia).

Amalosia rhombifer

Zigzag Velvet Gecko, Zigzag Gecko, (Northern Velvet Gecko)



1844 Oedura rhombifera Gray
Oedura lesueurii rhombifer Cogger 1957
Amalosia rhombifer Wells & Wellington 1984

Introduced to: New Zealand.
Distribution: Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia).