Woodworthia brunneus Cope

Canterbury Gecko (Woodworthia brunneus)

The Canterbury Gecko, also known as Brown Gecko, was formerly included in the synonomy of the Pacific Gecko (Dactylocnemis pacificus (Gray)) but is since 1997 treated as a distinct species, and included in the genus Woodworthia, which contains three described as well as several hitherto undescribed species.

The species is endemic to parts of the Canterbury region on New Zealands South Island, and threatened with extinction.

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