Taken 1-May-14
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Reptiles
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Australia, Gecko, Gehyra versicolor, Lizard, Reptile, Variable Dtella, Wildlife
Photo Info

Dimensions4904 x 3269
Original file size2.7 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken1-May-14 21:19
Date modified12-Apr-18 06:38
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length210 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/200 at f/20
FlashFired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modeSpot
Gehyra versicolor

Gehyra versicolor

Gehyra versicolor (Variable Dtella)

IUCN Status: Not Yet Assessed
In 2014 the species Gehyra variegata was split based on DNA analysis. In the west they are still veriegata, and a new species, versicolor was defined. In the centre there is a small range overlap were you could see either. Since they are identical morphologically (the way they look / form they have), DNA testing is the only way we can tell them apart. The geckos must have no such problem differentiating as there appears to be no hybrids found so far, though the sample size form the common range is small.

Versicolor is a fairly common gecko found in trees, under rocks or logs etc. on the ground and on buildings (as this one was). Their coloration can vary significantly between individuals (hence the name).