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REPTILES OF QUEENSLAND

COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

QUEENSLAND PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

Qld ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

QLD SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

Qld BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

QUEENSLAND DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

Queensland LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

Queensland MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

Skinks of Queensland

Qld CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

REPTILES OF THE WORLD SPECIES LISTS


GECKOS OF QUEENSLAND


ORDER: SQUAMATA (LIZARDS AND SNAKES)
SUBORDER: SAURIA (LIZARDS)
family: Gekkonidae (Geckos)

Robust Velvet Gecko

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COMMON NAME
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SCIENTIFIC NAME
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DISTRIBUTION

Cape York Zigzag Gecko
(New species 2023)

Amalosia capensis

QLD
Found in the northern half of Cape York Peninsula

Upland Zigzag Gecko
(New species 2023)

Amalosia hinesi

Qld, NSW
Woodlands on the western side of the Great Dividing Range in south-east Queensland and north-east New South Wales

Clouded Gecko

Amalosia (was Oedura) jacovae

South-east Qld (Possibly extending just over the border into NSW)

Upland Zigzag Gecko
(New species 2023)

Amalosia nebula

QLD
Restricted to rocky areas in upland sclerophyll forest of the Wet Tropics region of north-east Queensland

Queensland Zigzag Gecko
(New species 2023)

Amalosia queenslandia

Qld
Found in woodlands over much of eastern and central Queensland

Zigzag Velvet Gecko

Amalosia (was Oedura) rhombifer

WA, NT, Qld NSW Northern Australia through to north-eastern NSW.

Robust Velvet Gecko

Amalosia (was Nebulifera) robusta

NSW, Qld

Upland Zigzag Gecko
(New species 2023)

Amalosia saxicola

QLD
Found on rocks in the Mackay–Townsville areas of mid-east Queensland, including on many offshore islands.

Chameleon Gecko

Carphodactylus laevis

Qld

Lord Howe Island Southern Gecko

Christinus guentheri

LHI , NI

Kimberley Clawless Gecko

Crenadactylus naso (was Crenadactylus ocellatus naso)

NT, Qld, WA (ONLY FOUND IN THE FAR NORTH OF AUSTRALIA)

Pascoe River Ring-Tailed Gecko

Cyrtodactylus adorus -
(Split from C. tuberculatus )

Qld - Lower reaches of the Pascoe River

Hoskin's Ring-Tailed Gecko

Cyrtodactylus hoskini
(Split from C. tuberculatus)

Qld - Iron Range and William Thompson Range

Inland Ring-Tailed Gecko

Cyrtodactylus mcdonaldi (Split from C. tuberculatus)

Qld - Shipton’s Flat (via Cooktown) to Chillagoe, north-eastern Queensland

McIlwraith Ring-Tailed Gecko

Cyrtodactylus pronarus

Qld - McIlwraith Range

Coastal Ring-Tailed (Giant Banded) Gecko

Cyrtodactylus tuberculatus (previously C. louisiadensis)

Qld - Cape Melville to Mt Leswell and also on Stanley Island in the Flinders group

Eastern Deserts Fat-tailed Gecko

Diplodactylus ameyi

NSW, Qld.

Gulf Fat-tailed Gecko

Diplodactylus barraganae

NT, Qld.

Variable Fat-tailed Gecko

Diplodactylus conspicillatus

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Kimberley Fat-tailed Gecko

Diplodactylus custos

NT?, WA

Northern Pilbara Gecko

Diplodactylus laevis

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Eastern Fat-tailed Gecko

Diplodactylus platyurus

Qld

Tesselated Gecko

Diplodactylus tessellatus

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic

Eastern Stone Gecko

Diplodactylus vittatus

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

Short-tailed Dtella

Gehyra baliola

Qld (Torres Strait Islands)

Chain-backed Dtella

Gehyra catenata

Qld

Dubious Dtella

Gehyra dubia

NSW, Qld, NT, New Guinea?

Einasleigh Rock Dtella

Gehyra einasleighensis

Qld (Einasleigh Uplands)

Amber Rock Dtella

Gehyra electrum

Qld ( Mt Surprise Region)

*Plain Tree Dtella

Gehyra gemina (described 2020)
(Now includes many geckos that were previously known as Gehyra australis)

WA, NT, Qld
(Range extended greatly- was initially considered endemic to WA when described)

*Gulf Tree Dtella

Gehyra lauta (described 2020)

NT, Qld

Moritz's Dtella

Gehyra moritzi

NT, Qld

Skin-shedding Dtella

Gehyra mutilata

CI, CKI

Northern Rock Dtella

Gehyra nana ( see G. pluraporosa, G. granulum, G.  pseudopunctata & G,  paranana)

NT, Qld, WA

Pacific Dtella

Gehyra oceanica

CKI - Native?
(Qld, NT? introduced)

Purplish Dtella

Gehyra purpurascens

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Robust Dtella

Gehyra robusta

Qld

Eastern Tree Dtella

Gehyra versicolor (split from Gehyra variegata)

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic.

Asian House Gecko (Introduced)

Hemidactylus frenatus

CI, CKI, LHI, NI, NT, Qld, WA, NSW, Vic?

Bynoe's or Prickly Gecko

Heteronotia binoei

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Christmas Island Chained Gecko

Lepidodactylus listeri

CI

Mourning Gecko

Lepidodactylus lugubris

CKI, Qld (also many tropical islands and countries around the world)

Slender Chained Gecko

Lepidodactylus pumilus

Qld (Torres Strait Islands)

Byrne's Gecko

Lucasium (was Diplodactylus) byrnei

NSW, NT, Qld, SA

Beaded Gecko

Lucasium damaeum

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Pale-striped Ground Gecko  

Lucasium immaculatum
(was Diplodactylus immaculatus)

NT, Qld

*Central Ground Gecko

Lucasium microplax split from (Lucasium stenodactylum)

SA, NT, QLD, WA, NSW

Steindachner's Box Patterned Gecko

Lucasium (was Diplodactylus steindachneri)

NSW, Qld, SA

Chevert's Gecko

Nactus cheverti

Qld (Eastern Cape York)

Eborac Island Gecko

Nactus eboracensis

Qld (Northern Cape York) Torres Strait

Pelagic Gecko

Nactus pelagicus
(Status uncertain)

Qld (Cape York, Torres Strait, New Guinea, Pacific Islands)

Black Mountain Gecko

Nactus galgajuga

Qld (Cooktown area)

Robust Velvet Gecko

Amalosia (was Nebulifera) robusta

NSW, Qld

Spiny (Prickly) Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus asper (see also Nephrurus eromanga)

Qld

Eromanga Spiny (Prickly) Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus eromanga (Split from Nephrurus asper)

Qld

Common/Smooth Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus levis levis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Silver-eyed Velvet Gecko

Oedura argentea

Qld  (Gregory Range and Bulleringa National Park)

Attenborough's Velvet Gecko

Oedura attenboroughi
(invalid name - now called Oedura monolis)

Qld

Gulf Marbled Velvet Gecko

Oedura bella (split from Oedura marmorata)

QLD, NT

Northern Velvet Gecko

Oedura castelnaui

Qld

Inland Marbled Velvet Gecko

Oedura cincta (split from Oedura marmorata)

SA, NT, Qld,NSW

Northern Spotted Velvet Gecko

Oedura coggeri

Qld

Elegant Velvet Gecko

Oedura elegans (split from Oedura monilis)

NSW, Qld

Quinkan Gecko

Oedura jowalbinna

Qld

Arcadia Velvet Gecko

Oedura lineata

Qld (Arcadia Valley)

Ocellated or Blotched Gecko

Oedura monilis (see also Oedura elegans)

Qld

Limestone Range Velvet Gecko

Oedura murrumanu

NSW, Qld

Ornate Velvet Gecko

Oedura picta

Qld

Southern Spotted Velvet Gecko

Oedura tryoni

NSW, Qld

Long-necked Northern Leaf-tailed

Orraya (was Saltuarius) occultus

Qld

Riverine Leaf-tailed Gecko

Phyllurus amnicola

(Central-coastal) Qld

Ringed Thin-tailed Gecko

Phyllurus caudiannulatus

(South-eastern) Qld

Champion's Leaf-tailed Gecko

Phyllurus championae

(Central-coastal) Qld

*Scawfell Island Broad-tailed Gecko

Phyllurus fimbricata (Described 2023)

Scawfell Island, mid-east Queensland, Australia

 

Gulbaru Gecko

Phyllurus gulbaru

(Central-coastal) Qld

Mount Jukes Broad-tailed Gecko

Phyllurus isis

(Central-coastal) Qld

Oakview Broad-tailed Gecko

Phyllurus kabikabi

(South-eastern) Qld

Peppered-belly Broad-tailed Gecko

Phyllurus nepthys

(Central-coastal) Qld

Mount Ossa Broad-tailed Gecko

Phyllurus ossa

(Central-coastal) Qld

Pinnacles Leaf-tailed Gecko

Phyllurus pinnaclensis

(The Pinnacles, Townsville Area) Qld

Giant Tree Gecko
or Cape York Pad-tail Gecko 

Pseudothecadactylus australis

Far-northern Qld including
Islands of Torres Strait

Border Beaked Gecko

Rhynchoedura angusta (split from R. ornata)

NSW, Qld, SA

Eyre Basin Beaked Gecko

Rhynchoedura eyrensis (split from R. ornata)

NSW, Qld, SA, NT?

Brigalow Beaked Gecko

Rhynchoedura mentalis

Qld
Eastern Beaked Gecko

Rhynchoedura ormsbyi (split from) R. ornata

NSW, Qld

Northern Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Saltuarius cornutus

NSW, Qld

Cape Melville Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Saltuarius eximius

Qld

Rough-throated Leaf-tail Gecko

Saltuarius salebrosus

Qld

Southern Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Saltuarius swaini

NSW, Qld

Wyberba Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Saltuarius wyberba 

NSW, Qld

Northern Spiny-tailed Gecko
(Type species)

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) ciliaris ciliaris

NSW, Qld, SA, WA NT

Congoo Gecko

Strophurus congoo

North-eastern Qld

Jewelled Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) elderi

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Kristin's Spinytailed Gecko

Strophurus krisalys

Inland Qld to Gulf of Carpentaria

White-striped Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) taeniatus

NT, Qld, WA

Golden-tailed Gecko
(Subspecies)

Strophurus taenicauda albiocularis

South-western Qld

Golden-tailed Gecko

Strophurus taenicauda taenicauda

Central Qld

Golden-tailed Gecko
(Subspecies)

Strophurus taenicauda triaureus

Central Qld

Golden-eyed Gecko

Strophurus trux

Brigalow Belt Central Qld

Soft-spined or William's Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) williamsi

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Thick-Tailed Barking Gecko

Underwoodisaurus (reverted back from Nephrurus) milii

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Granite Belt (New England Tableland) Thick Tailed Gecko

Uvidicolus (was Underwoodisaurus ) sphyrurus

NSW, Qld




DISTRIBUTION KEY
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CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

Qld = Queensland

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

ACT = Australian Capital Territory
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