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Small wedge-toed gecko

small wedge-toed gecko (Gehyra spheniscus)
Mitchell Plateau, Western Australia
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Gehyra spheniscus - Doughty, Palmer, Sistrom, Bauer & Donnellan, 2012
Pronunciation  geh-HY-rah   sfen-ISS-kuss
Etymology  Gehyra: unknown.
spheniscus: "The epithet spheniscus (Latinized Greek), meaning ‘a small wedge’ refers to the triangle-shaped wedge of granules on the toe pads. Used as a noun in apposition."1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 4.28 cm
Species max: 4.6 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


North-west Kimberley. Prince Regent River Nature Reserve, Mitchell Plateau (including the adjacent Katers Island), Charnley River Station and south to Phillips Range.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


Areas of rugged sandstone.1

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