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Rock-dwelling dtella

rock-dwelling dtella (Gehyra pulingka)
Stuart Highway, Northern Territory-SA border
Photo © Jordan de Jong
Gehyra pulingka - Hutchinson, Sistrom, Donnellan & Hutchinson, 2014
Pronunciation  geh-HY-rah  
Etymology  Gehyra: unknown.
pulingka: "The specific name is from the Pitjantjatjara language (Goddard 1996) from the roots puli, rock, or rocky hill, and the suffix -ngka meaning pertaining to, alluding to the habits of the species and its distribution, which is confined to the desert areas occupied by the speakers of Pitjantjatjara and related dialects. Specific name would not change with gender of the genus."1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 4.3 cm
Species max: 4.9 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


"Rocky mountain ranges of north-western South Australia, extending into adjacent areas of Western Australia (northwest to the eastern Rawlinson Range) and far southern Northern Territory (Kulgera area)."1

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, South Australia, Western Australia


Rocky mountain ranges.

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