AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.
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FLAT-TAILED HOUSE GECKO
Hemidactylus (was Cosymbotus) platyurus
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
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
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
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