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King's dtella

King's dtella (Gehyra koira)
Kununurra,, Western Australia
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Gehyra koira - Horner, 2005
Pronunciation  geh-HY-rah   COY-rah
Etymology  Gehyra: unknown.
koira: From the Greek 'koira', meaning king, ruler or commander, in reference to Max King, in recognition of his landmark work on the cytology and taxonomy of Gehyra. Also, from the Latin word 'ipsa', meaning to make prominent one of two or more subjects, in reference to the morphological divergence of the Purnululu population from conspecific populations.1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 8 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Western Australia


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