Gehyra koira 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Gekkonidae

Scientific Name: Gehyra koira Horner, 2005
Taxonomic Notes: Genetic data indicate that the subspecies Gehyra koira ipsa, which has a very restricted range on the southern edge of the Bungle Bungles in Purnululu National Park in Western Australia, and two cryptic lineages not presently recognized as distinct from the nominate form may warrant recognition as distinct species (P. Oliver pers. comm. 2017).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2017-02-21
Assessor(s): Doughty, P., Oliver, P. & Wilson, S.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P.
Contributor(s): Woods, C.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Chanson, J.S.
Listed as Least Concern on the basis that, as presently understood, this species has a large range, no major threats have been identified, and there is no evidence of decline.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from three distinct areas: one in the limestone ranges of the southern Kimberley in Western Australia, another from the eastern Kimberley in Western Australia and Victoria River region of the Northern Territory, and a third from escarpments in the Litchfield area of the Northern Territory.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia)
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Population [top]

Population:This species appears to be locally abundant (Horner 2005).
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is rock-dwelling and found in caves and large crevices of stony ranges and outcrops, foraging at night (Cogger 2014).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not in the pet trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation actions in place, but this species is known to occur within multiple conservation reserves (Atlas of Living Australia 2015). Taxonomic research is needed to clarify the status of several genetic lineages identified within this species, and if any of these warrant recognition as full species research will be needed to determine whether restricted-range taxa within this group are subject to major threats.

Citation: Doughty, P., Oliver, P. & Wilson, S. 2017. Gehyra koira. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T102794801A102794810. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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