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Gehyra

Summary
Gehyra is a genus of geckos in the family Gekkonidae. They are known as web-toed geckos or dtellas, and most species within the genus bear close resemblance to geckos from the genus Hemidactylus. Geographic range 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 Dtellas are moderately sized geckos that resemble house 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. Similar to house geckos, dtellas are able to communicate with clicks or chirps, although their chirp is often quieter than that of house geckos. Species The following species are recognized as being valid. *Gehyra angusticaudata – narrow-tailed four-clawed gecko *Gehyra arnhemica – East Arnhem land gehyra *Gehyra australis – top-end dtella *Gehyra baliola – short-tailed dtella *Ge
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