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Congoo gecko

Congoo gecko (Strophurus congoo)
Petford region, Queensland
Photo © Eric Vanderduys
Strophurus congoo - Vanderduys, 2016
Pronunciation  stroff-YUHR-uss   KON-goo
Etymology  Strophurus: 'turning-tail'
congoo: "named in honour of Mr Tom Congoo, Bar-Barrum elder, and his family, who hold native title claim over the area where Strophurus congoo sp. nov. was first discovered. The specific epithet is used as a noun in apposition. Mr Congoo readily allowed our original survey team (EV plus former CSIRO staff members Nick Colman and Genevieve Perkins) to survey the area." (Vanderduys 2016)
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 4.5 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
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