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McIlwraith leaf-tailed gecko

McIlwraith leaf-tailed gecko (Orraya occultus)
McIlwraith Range, Queensland
Photo © Eric Vanderduys
Orraya occultus - (Couper, Covacevich & Moritz, 1993)
Pronunciation  orr-RAY-ah   oh-KULL-tuss
Etymology  Orraya: from the local Morrobalama language word for 'older brother', referring to the fact that this genus is a genetically highly divergent basal lineage to the other leaf-tailed gecko genera.
occultus: "From the Latin - 'hidden' and so, difficult to find."1
Other names  Saltuarius occultus 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 10.8 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


McIlwraith Range, Cape York Peninsula.

Found in the following Australian states/territories



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