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Gehyra vorax
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Gekkoninae
Genus: Gehyra
Gray, 1834

41 recognized species, see text.

Gehyra dubia, dubious dtella
Gehyra mutilata, stump-tailed gecko

Gehyra is a genus of geckos known commonly as web-toed geckos or dtellas.

Geographic range[edit]

Gehyra species have a wide geographic range, covering most of the Oceania and Melanesian Islands as far north as the Ryukyu Islands and Thailand.


Dtellas are moderately sized geckos. Gehyra species have toepads and powerful claws. Like some other geckos they also have a tendency to drop strips of skin if handled carelessly.


The following species are recognized as being valid.[1][2]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Gehyra.


  1. ^ "Gehyra ". The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ "Gehyra ". Dahms Tierleben.
  3. ^ Bourke, Gayleen; Pratt, Renae C.; Vanderduys, Eric; Moritz, Craig (2017). "Systematics of a small Gehyra (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Einasleigh Uplands, Queensland: description of a new range restricted species". Zootaxa. 4231 (1): 85–99. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4231.1.5. ISSN 1175-5334. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume I. Geckonidæ ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 436 pp. + Plates I-XXXII. (Genus Gehyra, p. 147).
  • Gray JE. 1834. "Characters of Two New Genera of Reptiles (Geoemyda and Gehyra)". Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1834: 99-100. (Gehyra, new genus, p. 100). (in Latin and English).

  • Smith MA. 1935. The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Amphibia. Vol. II.—Sauria. London: Secretary of State for India in Council. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xiii + 440 pp. + Plate I + 2 maps. (Genus Gehyra, p. 104, Figure 30).