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Gehyra pilbara MITCHELL, 1965

IUCN Red List - Gehyra pilbara - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesPilbara Dtella 
SynonymGehyra pilbara MITCHELL 1965
Gehyra cognata BÖRNER & SCHÜTTLER 1982
Gehyra cognatus KING 1984
Dactyloperus cognata - WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Dactyloperus pilbara - WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Gehyra pilbara — KLUGE 1993
Gehyra pilbara — COGGER 2000: 242
Gehyra pilbara — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (North Territory, N West Australia)

Type locality: Pilbara Plateau, W. A. Map legend:
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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 R20046 
Commentmember of the G. variegata-punctata species complex.

Diagnosis: A typical member of the Australian species group, a constant sternal and mesosternal rib structure of 3 + 1 and a.mean a.dult size of approximately 41 mm (see fig. 7). Can be distinguished by ItS relatively shorter, deeper head and reduced number of enlarged labials - 6 or 7 upper and only 5 or 6 lower labials. It has a distinctive colour pattern and a unique habitat preference
as described below [from MITCHELL 1965]. 
Etymologynamed after its type locality. 
  • Börner, A. R., and B. Schüttler. 1982. Notes on the Australian lizard genera Gehyra, Hemidactylus and Heteronotia (Geckonidae). Miscellaneous Articles in Saurology (10) :1-17
  • 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.
  • Mitchell, F. J. 1965. Australian geckos assigned to the genus Gehyra Gray (Reptilia, Gekkonidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 46: 287—319
  • OLIVER, PAUL M.; GAYLEEN BOURKE, RENAE C. PRATT, PAUL DOUGHTY, CRAIG MORITZ 2016. Systematics of small Gehyra (Squamata: Gekkonidae) of the southern Kimberley, Western Australia: redescription of G. kimberleyi Börner & Schüttler, 1983 and description of a new restricted range species Zootaxa 4107 (1): 049–064 - 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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