Reptiles and Amphibians - Etienne Littlefair
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Quinkan gecko

This is a Quinkan gecko (Oedura jowalbinna), a highly range restricted saxicoline species found on a few remote sandstone outcrops on the Cape York Peninsula, Far North Queensland. Quinkan is a word that local Aboriginal Australians use to describe slender, shadow-like, malicious spirits. I recall as I found this gecko the moon was just beginning to rise, it was large and red and seemed in my remote location to be an ominous portent, I couldn't held but start imagining movement i the shadows, Quinkan's came to the fore of my mind... Luckily, no supernatural encounters were had! Isolation can do incredible things to our brains. #quinkangecko #oedurajowalbinna #oedura #velvetgecko #quinkan #capeyork #herping #fieldherping #farnorthqueensland #outbackaustralia #australiananimals #ausgeo #australianmueum #canonaustralia #lizard #queensland #Nature #wildoz #wildtropics

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