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Gehyra occidentalis KING, 1984

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Kimberley 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 (Western Australia, Western Kimberley region)

Type locality: Manning Gorge, Western Australia (16°44’S 125°57’E)  
TypesHolotype: WAM R83711, (DR King, 3.xii.1980) 
CommentGroup: Belongs 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. 
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  • 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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