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Gehyra occidentalis KING, 1984

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesKimberley Plateau Dtella 
SynonymGehyra australis - KING 1983 (partim)
Gehyra occidentalis KING 1984
Dactyloperus occidentalis - WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Phyriadoria occidentalis - WELLS & WELLINGTON 1989
Gehyra occidentalis — KLUGE 1993
Gehyra occidentalis — COGGER 2000: 240
Gehyra occidentalis — DOUGHTY et al. 2012 
DistributionAustralia (West Australia, Western Kimberley region)

Type locality: Manning Gorge, Western Australia (16°44’S 125°57’E) Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: WAM R83711, (DR King, 3.xii.1980) 
CommentBelongs to the Gehyra australis species complex.

Similar species: populations that may have been assigned to G. occidentalis have been described as Gehyra multiporosa. 
EtymologyThe specific name occidentalis (Latin) refers to the western distribution of this species. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 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
  • 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
  • King M 1984. A new species of Gehyra (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from northern Western Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 108 (1-2): 113-117 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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