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Gehyra minuta KING, 1982

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Dwarf Dtella 
SynonymGehyra punctata — MITCHELL 1965 (partim)
Gehyra minuta KING 1982
Dactyloperus minutus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985
Gehyra minuta — KLUGE 1993
Gehyra minuta — COGGER 2000: 239
Gehyra minuta — WILSON & SWAN 2010 
DistributionAustralia (Northern Territory: Barkly Tablelands)

Type locality: 78.5 km S Renner Springs  
TypesHolotype: NTM R9878, collected M.E. King, Paratypes: AMS (AM) R107566–69, c. 5km E Barry Caves on Barkly Hwy, NT (D.C. Metcalfe & R.J. Brown, 17.v.1980); R107570–71 c. 5km E Barry Caves on Barkly Hwy, NT (D.C. Metcalfe & R.J. Brown, 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Distinguished from other Australian Gehyra by a combination of modally 7 divided scansors under the expanded portion of the fourth toe, generally two pairs of enlarged chin shields, with the median (postmental) pair being relatively small, second infralabial notched and often in contact with postmental, low numbers of labial scales (nine or fewer supralabials, eight or fewer infralabials), a dorsal colour pattern combining pinkish brown to rufous colouring (in life) patterned by circular whitish spots and irregular short black flecks, and a karyotype of 2n=42a (King 1982). This diagnosis applies to populations of Gehyra genetically assignable to the “minuta clade” of Sistrom et al. (2013). [HUTCHINSON et al. 2014: 235] 
CommentGroup: Member of the Gehyra variegata-punctata species complex. 
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • HUTCHINSON, MARK N.; MARK J. SISTROM, STEPHEN C. DONNELLAN & RHONDA G. HUTCHINSON 2014. Taxonomic revision of the Australian arid zone lizards Gehyra variegata and G. montium (Squamata, Gekkonidae) with description of three new species. Zootaxa 3814 (2): 221–241 - get paper here
  • King, M. 1982. A new species of Gehyra (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from central Australia. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia 106: 155—158. - get paper here
  • Mitchell, F. J. 1965. Australian geckos assigned to the genus Gehyra Gray (Reptilia, Gekkonidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 46: 287—319
  • Sistrom, Mark; Steve C. Donnellan, Mark N. Hutchinson 2013. Delimiting species in recent radiations with low levels of morphological divergence: A case study in Australian Gehyra geckos. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 68 (1): 135–143 - 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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