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Einasleigh rock dtella

Einasleigh rock dtella (Gehyra einasleighensis)
Mingela, Queensland
Photo © Stephen Zozaya
Gehyra einasleighensis - Bourke, Pratt, Vanderduys & Moritz, 2017
Pronunciation  geh-HY-rah   EYE-nah-slee-ENN-siss
Etymology  Gehyra: unknown.
einasleighensis: "This species is named for the Einasleigh Uplands bioregion in which it occurs."
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 3.7 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Known largely from the Einasleigh Uplands bioregion in north-eastern Queensland and adjacent areas of the Gulf Plains bioregion. Known localities extend roughly across the base of Cape York Peninsula, from Croydon in the west, to Petford in the north-east, and south-east as far as Mingela.

Found in the following Australian states/territories



"associated with small boulders and rock rubble".
"rocky habitats east of the Gulf Plains region, where the flat treeless landscape changes to rolling stony hills, with areas of more complex sandstone. This species is often seen active on and around rocks at night, and can also be found sheltering beneath loose rocks during the day. This species is not generally seen on larger vertical rock faces that may be occupied by larger-bodied gecko species such as northern spotted velvet gecko (Oedura coggeri) Bustard 1966 and dubious dtella (Gehyra dubia) Macleay, 1877 in this region."

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