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Mereenie velvet gecko
Finke Gorge National Park, Northern Territory
Photo © Jordan de Jong
Oedura: 'swollen tail', refering to the thick tail.
luritja: "Luritja is a collective name for people speaking several dialects of the Aboriginal Western Desert language. The western parts of the distribution of Oedura luritja (including Watarrka National Park) are in Luritja lands. Luritja is also believed to be derived from the Arrernte word ‘Ulerenye’ meaning foreigner or stranger, and is therefore further appropriate for such a deeply divergent lineage. Used as a noun in apposition." (Oliver & McDonald 2016)
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