Gehyra

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

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.

Description[edit]

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.

Species[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gehyra ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  2. ^ "Gehyra ". Dahms Tierleben. www.dahmstierleben.de/systematik/Reptilien/Squamata/Gekkota/Gekkonidae.
  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).