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EASTERN TREE DTELLA
Gehyra versicolor   
Eastern Tree Dtellas (Gehyra versicolor) were previously known as Gehyra variegata

This species grows to approximately 10CM (4") total length

Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) photographed at Monash in the Riverland, South Australia
Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) with a partialy regrown tail, photographed at Monash in the Riverland, South Australia
Note the patterning on this individual which would be called a "strong pattern variant"


Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) with a regrown tail photographed at Loch Luna in the Riverland, South Australia
Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) photographed at Loch Luna in the Riverland, South Australia


Approximate distribution of the Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) Map
Approximate distribution of the Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor)


Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) with a regrown tail photographed at Loch Luna in the Riverland, South Australia
Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) with an original tail, photographed at Loch Luna in the Riverland, South Australia


Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) with a regrown tail photographed at Loch Luna in the Riverland, South Australia
Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) with a regrown tail photographed at Loch Luna in the Riverland, South Australia
Note the patterning on this individual which would be called a "weak pattern variant"


Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) with a regrown tail photographed at Loch Luna in the Riverland, South Australia
Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) photographed at Loch Luna in the Riverland, South Australia


Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) with a regrown tail photographed at Loch Luna in the Riverland, South Australia
Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) with a regrown tail photographed at Loch Luna in the Riverland, South Australia

Note the patterning on this individual which would be called a "weak pattern variant"


Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) with a regrown tail photographed at Loch Luna in the Riverland, South Australia
Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) photographed at Loch Luna in the Riverland, South Australia


Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) with a regrown tail photographed at Loch Luna in the Riverland, South Australia
Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) with a regrown tail photographed at Loch Luna in the Riverland, South Australia


Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) with a regrown tail photographed at Loch Luna in the Riverland, South Australia
Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) with a regrown tail, photographed at Loch Luna in the Riverland, South Australia
Note the patterning on this individual which would be called a "weak pattern variant"


Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) with a regrown tail photographed at Loch Luna in the Riverland, South Australia
Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) photographed at Loch Luna in the Riverland, South Australia


Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) with a regrown tail photographed at Loch Luna in the Riverland, South Australia
Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) photographed at Loch Luna in the Riverland, South Australia



Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) photographed at Monash in the Riverland, South Australia
Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) photographed at Monash in the Riverland, South Australia

 

Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) photographed at Monash in the Riverland, South Australia
Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) with a regrown tail, photographed at Monash in the Riverland, South Australia

 

Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) photographed at Monash in the Riverland, South Australia
Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) photographed at Monash in the Riverland, South Australia
Note the patterning on this individual which would be called a "strong pattern variant"

 

Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) photographed at Monash in the Riverland, South Australia
Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) with a regrown tail, photographed at Monash in the Riverland, South Australia

 

Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) photographed at Monash in the Riverland, South Australia
Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) photographed at Monash in the Riverland, South Australia

 

Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) photographed at Monash in the Riverland, South Australia
Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) with a regrown tail, photographed at Monash in the Riverland, South Australia

 

Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) photographed at Monash in the Riverland, South Australia
Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) with a regrown tail, photographed at Monash in the Riverland, South Australia


Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor)
Eastern Tree Dtella (Gehyra versicolor) with an original tail.
Note the patterning on this individual which would be called a "strong pattern variant"

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DISTRIBUTION

Eastern Tree Dtella

Gehyra versicolor
(was Gehyra variegata)

NSW, NT?, Qld, SA, Vic. (Eastern and Central Australia)

The species below are a few of the species in the Gehyra genus that are commonly confused with Eastern Tree Dtellas (Gehyra versicolor)

COMMON NAME
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SCIENTIFIC NAME|

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DISTRIBUTION

Dubious Dtella

Gehyra dubia

NSW, Qld

Southern Rock Dtella

Gehyra lazelli

SA, NSW, Vic?

Moritz's Dtella

Gehyra moritzi

NT, SA, WA ( Central Australia )

Purplish Dtella

Gehyra purpurascens

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Southwestern Tree Dtella

Gehyra variegata

SA, WA South Western Australia -
(Western SA through southern and Western WA)

 

Geckos in the Dtella genus (Gehyra) are also often confused with the introduced Asian House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus which they sometimes live alongside, however Dtellas have smooth skin, whereas Asian house Geckos have small spines on their tail (unless it has been regrown) and tubercles (small bumps) on their bodies.


LINKS OF INTEREST


Taxonomic revision of the Australian arid zone lizards Gehyra variegata and G.
montium
(Squamata, Gekkonidae) with description of three new species

Conspicuously concealed: revision of the arid clade of the Gehyra variegata (Gekkonidae) group in Western Australia using an integrative molecular and morphological approach, with the description of five cryptic species

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