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








Genus
Mokopirirakau

New Zealand Forest Geckos

Neuseeländische Waldgeckos

Newzealandske Skovgekkoer

2011 Mokopirirakau Nielsen, Bauer, Jackman, Hitchmough & Daugherty (type species: Naultinus granulatus Gray 1845)
Contents: 5 species, all of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: The species of this genus were previously placed in Hoplodactylus (e.g., Bauer 1994). Mokopirirakau may include six as yet undescribed species (Nielsen, Bauer, Jackman, Hitchmough & Daugherty 2011).
Distribution: New Zealand (Cook Strait Islands, North Island [incl. outlying islands], South Island, Stewart Island).

Mokopirirakau cryptozoicus

Takitimu Gecko

Takitimu-Gecko

Takitimu-gekko

2004 Hoplodactylus cryptozoicus Jewell & Leschen
Mokopirirakau cryptozoicus Nielsen, Bauer, Jackman, Hitchmough & Daugherty 2011

Distribution: New Zealand (South Island).


Mokopirirakau galaxias

Southern Black-eyed Gecko

Oteake-Waldgecko

Oteake-skovgekko

2021 Mokopirirakau galaxias Knox, Hitchmough, Nielsen, Jewell & Bell

Distribution: New Zealand (South Island).





Mokopirirakau granulatus

Granular-scaled Forest Gecko, (Forest Gecko)

Kleinschuppiger Waldgecko

Finskællet Skovgekko

1845 Naultinus granulatus Gray
Hoplodactylus granulatus Hochstetter 1863
Dactylocnemis granulatus Hutton & Drummond 1904
Mokopirirakau granulatus Nielsen, Bauer, Jackman, Hitchmough & Daugherty 2011
1881 Naultinus sylvestris Buller (Bauer 1994)
"Genus B" silvestris [sic] Jewell 2008
1885 Naultinus versicolor Colenso (Bauer 1994)

Other common names:
sylvestris: Ngahere Gecko
Remarks: Jewell (2008) regarded sylvestris as a valid species, which was regarded as a synonym of granulatus by Bauer (1994) and presumably also Nielsen, Bauer, Jackman, Hitchmough & Daugherty (2011), who did not mention sylvestris.
Distribution: New Zealand (Cook Strait Islands, North Island [incl. outlying islands], South Island).


Mokopirirakau kahutarae

Kahutara Black-eyed Gecko

Kahutara-Waldgecko

Kahutara-skovgekko

1985 Hoplodactylus kahutarae Whitaker
Mokopirirakau kahutarae Nielsen, Bauer, Jackman, Hitchmough & Daugherty 2011

Distribution: New Zealand (South Island).


Mokopirirakau nebulosus

New Zealand Cloudy Gecko

Neuseeländischer Nebelgecko

Newzealandsk Tågegekko

1955 Heteropholis nebulosus McCann
Hoplodactylus nebulosus Jewell & Leschen 2004
Mokopirirakau nebulosus Nielsen, Bauer, Jackman, Hitchmough & Daugherty 2011

Remarks: Regarded as a synonym of granulatus by Bauer (1994), but as a valid species in recent works (e.g., Daugherty, Patterson & Hitchmough 1994; Jewell 2008; Nielsen, Bauer, Jackman, Hitchmough & Daugherty 2011).
Distribution: New Zealand (Stewart Island).