A two year study was carried out on Gehyra variegata (Dumeril & Bibron) in the Pilliga Scrub by means of visits of six days duration in each month of the year. Animals were individually marked by toe-clipping and a mark-recapture programme was carried out throughout the study.

This arboreal gecko lives below the bark of dead trees or stumps most commonly at a height of two to three feet from the ground.

The mark-recapture programme provided extensive data on the population, its movements, growth, tail loss and regeneration. Monthly samples were collected for intestinal analysis and for gonadal studies. These together with behavioural observations provided a well corroborated picture of the biology of this small gekkonid lizard.