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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymGehyra multiporosa DOUGHTY, PALMER, SISTROM, BAUER & DONNELLAN 2012 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia: NW Kimberley region)

Type locality: Australia: Western Australia, Surveyors Pool, Mitchell Plateau (14.6733°S; 125.7322°E).  
TypesHolotype: WAM R167804* (male), on 9 January 2007 by P. Doughty and C.A. Stevenson.
Paratypes: WAM 
CommentSimilar species: has been previously confused with G. occidentalis.

DIAGNOSIS: Digits broadly expanded basally and subdigital scansors present on all digits of manus and pes. Digit I of manus and pes clawless or bearing a minute claw, penultimate phalanx of digits II–V free from scansorial pad. Body atuberculate. Differs from other Australian Gehyra by lacking strong skin fold on posterior edge of thigh, possessing 6 or 7 divided lamellae (without basal wedge of granules), enlarged inner chin shields not in contact with second infralabial, strongly gabled rostral, >40 precloacal and femoral pores in adult males and a dorsal pattern with pale spots and dark spots, or transverse bars, on a dark brown background. Further distinguished from G. occidentalis by smaller body size, darker dorsum and pattern with transverse bars and fewer well-defined spots, fewer subdigital lamellae and more numerous precloacal and femoral pores. 
EtymologyETYMOLOGY: Derived from multi (Latin) meaning ‘many’ and porus (Latinized from the Greek poros) meaning hole, in reference to the precloacal pores; thus, ‘many-pored’ in reference to the diagnostic character compared to its sister species G. occidentalis. Used as an adjective. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Doughty, Paul;, Russell Palmer, Mark J. Sistrom, Aaron M. Bauer and Stephen C. Donnellan, 2012. Two new species of Gehyra (Squamata: Gekkonidae) geckos from the north-west Kimberley region of Western Australia. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 27: 117-134 - get paper here
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