New Discoveries

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

Royal Society open science 6: 191166

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

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

Zootaxa 4706(2): 275–295

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Kunto Wibowo, Jeffrey W. Johnson, Hiroyuki Motomura

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

Zootaxa 4702(1): 216–229

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

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

Zootaxa 4701(3): 301–234

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

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

Ichthyol. Res. (2019)

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

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

Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology e1665057

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Adam M. Yates & Trevor H. Worthy

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

 

Zootaxa 4688 (4): 503–518

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

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

Zootaxa 4683(2): 151–196

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

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

Zootaxa 4683(2): 242–270

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Conrad J. Hoskin

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

Scientific Reports 9 (13454)

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

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

Zootaxa 4764(3): 329–348

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J.W. Johnson & J.W. Wilmer

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

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

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

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

ZooKeys 864: 35-65

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

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

PeerJ 7:e7166

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

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

Memoirs of Museum Victoria 78: 23–55

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

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

Ichthyol. Res. (2019)

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

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

Zootaxa 4613(1): 161-171

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

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

Royal Society open science 6: 190233

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

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

Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 32:89-97

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Thomas H. Fraser

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

Zootaxa 4577(3): 473–493

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

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

 Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2019.1575838

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Jacqueline M. T. Nguyen

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

Zootaxa 4576 (1): 127–139

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

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

Ichthyological Research 66(2): 258–268

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Yoshino Fukui

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

Zootaxa 4566(1): 1-69

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

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

Zootaxa 4564 (2): 554–572
 

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

Late Silurian vertebrate microfossils from the Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia

Alcheringa 43(2): 204-219

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

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

ZooKeys 824: 109-133

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Graham Short, David Harasti, Healy Hamilton

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

Aqua 25(1): 25-34

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Gerald R. Allen and Fenton Walsh

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