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Robust termitaria gecko

robust termitaria gecko (Gehyra kimberleyi)
Halls Creek, Western Australia
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Gehyra kimberleyi - Börner & Schüttler, 1983
Pronunciation  geh-HY-rah  
Etymology  Gehyra: unknown.
kimberleyi: "Although the original description mentions the ‘Kimberleys’ (sic) (Börner & Schüttler 1983, p. 1), no explicit etymology was provided. The presumed correct formation of the specific name is ‘kimberleyensis’, which means the taxon is from the Kimberley region. The proposed name ‘kimberleyi’ would refer to a male named Kimberley. The error, however, cannot be emended under current ICZN rules of nomenclature. The suggested common name refers to species’ body habitus, and ‘termitaria’ indicates this species’ habitat preference (although it is not exclusive to termitaria)." (Oliver, Bourke, Pratt, Doughty & Moritz 2016)
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 5 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia, Northern Territory


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