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Gehyra xenopus STORR, 1978

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Crocodile-faced Dtella 
SynonymGehyra xenopus STORR 1978
Dactyloperus xenopus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1984
Phyriadoria xenopus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1989
Gehyra xenopus — KLUGE 1993
Gehyra xenopus — COGGER 2000: 246
Gehyra xenopus — DOUGHTY et al. 2012 
DistributionAustralia (Western Australia, NW Kimberley region)

Type locality: near the Port Warrender road crossing of the King Edward River, 14° 52’ S, 126° 12’ E, W. A.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R56429 
CommentGroup: Belongs to G. australis group.

Similar species: populations that may have been assigned to G. xenopus have been described as Gehyra spheniscus. 
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Ellis, Ryan J.; Paul Doughty and Aaron M. Bauer 2018. An annotated type catalogue of the geckos and pygopods (Squamata: Gekkota: Carphodactylidae, Diplodactylidae, Gekkonidae, Pygopodidae) in the collection of the Western Australian Museum. Records of the Western Australian Museum 33: 051–094 - 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. The Gehyra australis species complex (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Amphibia-Reptilia 4 (2-4) 1983: 147-169 - get paper here
  • Storr, G. M. 1978. Seven new gekkonid lizards from Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 6: 337-352 - 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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