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Eastern tree dtella

eastern tree dtella (Gehyra versicolor)
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Gehyra versicolor - Hutchinson, Sistrom, Donnellan & Hutchinson, 2014
Pronunciation  geh-HY-rah   VERS-ee-KULL-orr
Etymology  Gehyra: unknown.
versicolor: "The specific name chosen here is from the Latin meaning ‘variable in colour’, appropriate for a species that shows considerable individual and geographic variation."1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 4.7 cm
Species max: 5.4 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


"Widespread from the Murray Valley of northern Victoria north and east through New South Wales west of the Great Dividing Range and similar areas of Queensland north to about the latitude of Hughenden. Extends west into most of South Australia, with the exception of the southern and western Eyre Peninsula and the Great Victoria Desert, and north-west into southern and central Northern Territory. Not currently known to occur in Western Australia. Found in both rocky and arboreal situations, as well as on buildings."1

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory


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