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Quinkan velvet gecko

Quinkan velvet gecko (Oedura jowalbinna)
Jowalbinna, Queensland
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Oedura jowalbinna - Hoskin & Higgie, 2008
Pronunciation  oh-DUR-ah   JOW-al-BIN-ah
Etymology  Oedura: 'swollen tail', refering to the thick tail.
jowalbinna: after the name of the cattle station (Jowalbinna Station) on which this species was discovered.
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 6 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Known only from the type locality, 35km south-west of the town of Laura on the Cape York Peninsula.

Found in the following Australian states/territories



Heavily dissected sandstone escarpment.

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