Gehyra georgpotthasti

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Gehyra georgpotthasti


Taxonavigation: Gekkonoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Gekkota
Infraordo: Gekkomorpha
Superfamilia: Gekkonoidea

Familia: Gekkonidae
Genus: Gehyra
Species: Gehyra georgpotthasti


Holotype: ZFMK 91004; adult male, with hemipenes everted and tongue stuck out, F. W. Henkel.
Type locality: Loyalty Islands, dudun Island, off the coast of Maré, 21°21’36”S, 167°43’48”E.
Etymology: This species is dedicated to Mr. Georg Potthast, in recognition of financial support for biodiversity research and nature conservation through the BIoPAt programme.


  • Gehyra vorax – Boulenger, 1883: 119
  • Gehyra vorax — Boulenger, 1885: 153 (partim)
  • Gehyra vorax — Strauch, 1887: 29 (partim)
  • Gehyra vorax — Roux, 1913: 104
  • Gehyra vorax — de Rooij, 1915: 45 (partim)
  • Gehyra vorax — Baker, 1928: 297
  • Gehyra vorax — Beckom, 1992: 450 (partim)
  • Gehyra vorax — Sadlier & Bauer, 1997: 80
  • Gehyra vorax — Bauer & Sadlier, 2000: 118
  • Gehyra vorax — Ineich 2011: 198
  • Gehyra georgpotthasti Flecks, Schmitz, Böhme, Henkel & Ineich, 2012


  • Flecks M., Schmitz A., Böhme W., Henkel F.W. & Ineich I., 2012: A new species of Gehyra Gray, 1834 (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from the Loyalty Islands and Vanuatu, and phylogenetic relationships in the genus Gehyra in Melanesia. Zoosystema, 34(2): 203–221. DOI: 10.5252/z2012n2a1.