Lucasium alboguttatum — White-spotted Ground Gecko
We got into the habit of a mammal-vs-reptile count on each night drive on this Western Australia trip. The first few nights, the reptiles (mostly Soft Spiny-tailed Geckos) held their own or even defeated the mammals; for instance, on one night at Kalbarri, the count was fourteen mammals (all rabbits) to 25 reptiles (one Burton's Snake-lizard and 24 geckos). However, this was a very sad night for the mammal-vs-reptile count: four rabbits, one gecko. At least the one gecko was this one, a species that we hadn't seen before, and didn't see again.
This species was classified as Diplodactylus alboguttatus until 2007 when Lucasium was split from Diplodactylus by Oliver et al.
Here is a complete list of the reptiles and frogs I saw on this trip to Western Australia.
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