Gehyra nana STORR, 1978
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gehyra nana?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||Northern Spotted Rock gecko (or Dtella)|
|Synonym||Gehyra nana STORR 1978|
Gehyra punctata — KING 1979 (partim)
Dactyloperus nana — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Gehyra nana — KLUGE 1993
Gehyra nana — COGGER 2000: 239
Gehyra nana — WILSON & SWAN 2010
|Distribution||Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia)|
Type locality: King Edward River, "presumably 14° 52’ S, 126° 12’ E", W. A.
|Types||Holotype: WAM R28214, adult male, collected on 8 June 1965 by A.K. Lee; Paratypes (94): WAM, MCZ|
|Comment||Belongs to the Gehyra variegata-punctata species complex, or more specifically to the G. nana complex that has a number of undescribed species (Moritz et al. 2017).|
Habitat. This species has been collected from sandstone and other rock formations in open woodlands. Occurs under large flat rocks on open sandstone platforms as well as rocky creeks and gorges, including scree. Occasionally found on trees, but always near rocky outcrops. It is generally found among small boulders and loose rock rubble, but can occur on larger open rock faces in the absence of larger Gehyra species such as G. koira Horner or G. pseudopunctata sp. nov.
|Etymology||Storr used the word nana (Latin), meaning small, to describe this small-bodied species relative to larger forms of Gehyra.|
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