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Integrating phylogeography and high-resolution X-ray CT reveals five new cryptic species and multiple hybrid zones among Australian earless dragons.

Melville J, Chaplin K, Hipsley CA, Sarre SD, Sumner J, Hutchinson M.

Royal Society open science 6: 191166

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Scorpaena regina, a new scorpionfish (Teleostei: Scorpaenidae) from the east coast of Queensland, Australia

Kunto Wibowo, Jeffrey W. Johnson, Hiroyuki Motomura

Zootaxa 4706(2): 275–295

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Review of the Stemonosudis rothschildi species complex, with descriptions of two new species from the Indo-west Pacific Ocean (Aulopiformes: Paralepididae)

Hsuan-Ching Ho, Barry Russell, Ken Graham, Peter N. Psomadakis

Zootaxa 4702(1): 216–229

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Two new species of dwarf rainbowfishes (Atheriniformes: Melanotaeniidae) from northern Australia and southern New Guinea

Michael P. Hammer, Gerald R. Allen, Keith C. Martin, Mark Adams, Peter J. Unmack

Zootaxa 4701(3): 301–234

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Chelidoperca cerasina sp. nov., a new perchlet (Perciformes: Serranidae) from the southwest Pacific Ocean

Akari Ogino, Szu-Hsuan Lee, Wei-Jen Chen & Mizuki Matsunuma

Ichthyological Research 67: 117–132

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Chelidoperca cerasina sp. nov., a new perchlet (Perciformes: Serranidae) from the southwest Pacific Ocean

Ogino, A., Lee, SH., Chen, WJ. et al.

Ichthyol. Res. (2019)

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A diminutive species of emu (Casuariidae: Dromaiinae) from the late Miocene of the Northern Territory, Australia

Adam M. Yates & Trevor H. Worthy

Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology e1665057

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A new species of rock-dwelling gecko (Gekkonidae: Gehyra) from the Mt Surprise region of northern Queensland, Australia

 

Stephen M. Zozaya, Jéssica Fenker & Stewart L. Macdonald

Zootaxa 4688 (4): 503–518

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Three new goatfishes of the genus Upeneus (Mullidae) from the Indo-Pacific, with a redescription of colour patterns in U. margarethae

F. Uiblein, D.C. Gledhill, D.A. Pavlov, T.A. Hoang & S. Shaheen

Zootaxa 4683(2): 151–196

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Description of three new velvet geckos (Diplodactylidae: Oedura) from inland eastern Australia, and redescription of Oedura monilis De Vis

Conrad J. Hoskin

Zootaxa 4683(2): 242–270

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Ferrodraco lentoni gen. et sp. nov., a new ornithocheirid pterosaur from the Winton Formation (Cenomanian–lower Turonian) of Queensland, Australia

Adele H. Pentland, Stephen F. Poropat, Travis R. Tischler, Trish Sloan, Robert A. Elliott, Harry A. Elliott, Judy A. Elliott & David A. Elliott

Scientific Reports 9 (13454)

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Epinephelus fuscomarginatus (Perciformes: Epinephelidae), a new species of grouper from off the Great Barrier Reef, Australia

J.W. Johnson & J.W. Wilmer

Zootaxa 4764(3): 329–348

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Ctenophorus spinodomus sp. nov., a new species of dragon lizard (Squamata: Agamidae) from Triodia Mallee habitat of southeast Australia

Ross A. Sadlier, Donald J. Colgan, Cecilie A. Beatson & Harold G. Cogger

Records of the Australian Museum 71(5): 199–215

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A new genus and two new species of miniature clingfishes from temperate southern Australia (Teleostei, Gobiesocidae)

Kevin W. Conway, Glenn I. Moore & Adam P. Summers

ZooKeys 864: 35-65

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Isisfordia molnari sp. nov., a new basal eusuchian from the mid-Cretaceous of Lightning Ridge, Australia

Lachlan J. Hart​, Phil R. Bell, Elizabeth T. Smith & Steven W. Salisbury

PeerJ 7:e7166

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Taxonomic revision of dragon lizards in the genus Diporiphora (Reptilia: Agamidae) from the Australian monsoonal tropics.

Melville, J., Smith Date, K.L., Horner, P., and Doughty, P.

Memoirs of Museum Victoria 78: 23–55

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Description of a new species of the genus Acropoma (Acropomatidae) from the Arafura Sea with a redescription of Acropoma leobergi Prokofiev 2018 and the first record of Acropoma boholensis Yamanoue and Matsuura 2002 from the South China Sea

Okamoto, M., Williams, J.T., Carpenter, K.E. et al.

Ichthyol. Res. (2019)

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A new species of Lerista Bell, 1833 (Reptilia: Scincidae) from Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, belonging to the Lerista allanae clade but strongly disjunct from other members of the clade

Andrew P. Amey, Patrick J. Couper, Jessica Worthington Wilmer

Zootaxa 4613(1): 161-171

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Taxonomy and conservation of grassland earless dragons: new species and an assessment of the first possible extinction of a reptile on mainland Australia

Melville, J., Chaplin, K., Hutchinson, M., Sumner, J., Gruber, B., MacDonald, A.J. & Sarre, S.D.

Royal Society open science 6: 190233

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A new species of cardinalfish from Australia (Percomorpha: Apogonidae: Gymnapogon)

Thomas H. Fraser

Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 32:89-97

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Two new species of Lerista Bell, 1833 (Reptilia: Scincidae) from north Queensland populations formerly assigned to Lerista storri Greer, McDonald and Lawrie, 1983

Andrew P. Amey, Patrick J. C. Couper & Jessica Worthington Wilmer

Zootaxa 4577(3): 473–493

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A new species of bristlebird (Passeriformes, Dasyornithidae) from the early Miocene of Australia

Jacqueline M. T. Nguyen

 Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2019.1575838

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A new species of Phyllurus leaf-tailed gecko (Lacertilia: Carphodactylidae) from The Pinnacles, north-east Australia

Conrad J. Hoskin, Lorenzo V. Bertola, Megan Higgie

Zootaxa 4576 (1): 127–139

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Redescription of Iniistius jacksonensis (Ramsay 1881) and description of Iniistius opalus sp. nov. from northern Australia (Perciformes: Labridae)

Yoshino Fukui

Ichthyological Research 66(2): 258–268

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Hidden in plain sight: reassessment of the pig-footed bandicoot, Chaeropus ecaudatus (Peramelemorphia, Chaeropodidae), with a description of a new species from central australia, and use of the fossil record to trace its past distribution

Kenny J. Travouillon, Bruno F. Simões, Roberto Portela Miguez, Selina Brace, Philippa Brewer, David Stemmer, Gilbert J. Price, Jonathan Cramb, Julien Louys

Zootaxa 4566(1): 1-69

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Aphyonid-clade species of Australia (Teleostei, Bythitidae) with four species new to Australian waters and a new species of Barathronus

Jorgen G. Nielsen, John J. Pogonoski, Sharon A. Appleyard

Zootaxa 4564 (2): 554–572
 

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Late Silurian vertebrate microfossils from the Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia

Carole J. Burrow, Susan Turner, Kate Trinajstic & Gavin C. Young

Alcheringa 43(2): 204-219

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Hippocampus whitei Bleeker, 1855, a senior synonym of the southern Queensland seahorse H. procerus Kuiter, 2001: molecular and morphological evidence (Teleostei, Syngnathidae)

Graham Short, David Harasti, Healy Hamilton

ZooKeys 824: 109-133

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Tosanoides bennetti, a new species of anthiadiine fish (Pisces: Serranidae) from the Coral Sea, Australia

Gerald R. Allen and Fenton Walsh

Aqua 25(1): 25-34

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