THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
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FLAT-TAILED HOUSE GECKO
Hemidactylus platyurus
also called:-
Common Frilly Gecko, Frilled house gecko.
It is also called an Asian House Gecko (however in Australia people use that common name for a different species which abundant on the mainland - Hemidactylus frenatus)

INVASIVE SPECIES - NOT NATIVE TO AUSTRALIA
In Australia it occurs only on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands

Native to South Eastern and Southern Asia


The Flat-Tailed House Gecko Hemidactylus platyurus above was active in the daytime and photographed at Nusa Dua in Bali (Indonesia) - Note that the tail has been broken off and is regrowing

 
The Flat-Tailed House Gecko Hemidactylus platyurus is one of the most common species in Bali (Indonesia), where this photo was taken.

This species is often found in, and around houses and other buildings

Extremely common in many tropical areas overseas, where it often lives alongside other "house geckos" such as the Skin-shedding Gecko Gehyra mutilata and the Asian House Gecko Hemidactylus frenatus

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