New species of gecko has been hiding in plain sight

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“One of the , named the plain tree gecko Gehyra gemina, is common on road houses and other buildings from Broome to the Queensland border, yet despite being widely found across northern Australia, the was undescribed by  until now.

Queensland Museum Senior Curator and Griffith University researcher Dr. Paul Oliver said that this species is one of six new species from the genus Gehyra.

‘This gecko, at first glance, can look a lot like a common Asian House Gecko and can sometimes be dismissed as such, but in actual fact, it’s an Australian gecko and a new species,’ Dr. Oliver said.”

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