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Gehyra koira HORNER, 2005

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesGehyra koira koira HORNER 2005
Gehyra koira ipsa HORNER 2005 
Common Names 
SynonymGehyra koira HORNER 2005
Gehyra koira koira — OLIVER et al. 2010
Gehyra koira koira — WILSON & SWAN 2013: 122
Gehyra koira — COGGER 2014: 359
Gehyra koira koira — ELLIS et al. 2018

Gehyra koira ipsa HORNER 2005
Gehyra koira ipsa — OLIVER et al. 2010
Gehyra koira ipsa — WILSON & SWAN 2013: 122
Gehyra ipsa — COGGER 2014: 359
Gehyra koira ipsa — ELLIS et al. 2018 
DistributionAustralia (North-Western Australia, Ord Victoria region)

Type locality: Nganlang Art Site, Keep River National
Park, Northern Territory, 15°48’26”S 129°06’23”E [koira].

Type locality: Piccaninny Massif, Purnululu (Bungle Bungle)
National Park, Western Australia, 17°27’S 128°24’E [ipsa].  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: NTM R.22406, adult female (koira)
Holotype: WAM R.101238, adult male [ipsa] 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after the Greek noun koira, meaning king, ruler or commander, in reference to Max King, in recognition of his landmark work on the cytology and taxonomy of Gehyra. The name is intended as a noun in apposition. The subspecifi c epithet is from the Latin word ipsa, meaning to make prominent one of two or more subjects, in reference to the morphological divergence of the Purnululu population from conspecifi c populations. The name is here intended as a noun in apposition. 
References
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Horner, P. 2005. Gehyra koira sp. nov. (Reptilia: Gekkonidae), a new species of lizard with two allopatric subspecies from the Ord-Victoria region of north-western Australia and a key to the Gehyra australis species complex. The Beagle 21: 165-174
  • OLIVER, PAUL; MARK SISTROM, BURHAN TJATURADI, KELIOPAS KREY & STEPHEN RICHARDS 2010. On the status and relationships of the gecko species Gehyra barea Kopstein 1926, with description of new specimens and a range extension. Zootaxa 2354: 45–55
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2013. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 4th ed. New Holland Publishers, 592 pp.
 
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