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FLAT-TAILED HOUSE GECKO
Hemidactylus (was Cosymbotus) 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

Flat-Tailed House Gecko Hemidactylus platyurus
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

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

Flat-Tailed House Gecko Hemidactylus platyurus
This Flat-Tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus platyurus) was photographed in the daytime sleeping on the side of a wall in the main street of Ubud, Bali, (Indonesia)

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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