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EASTERN SPINY-TAILED GECKO

or SOFT-SPINED GECKO

or WILLIAM'S GECKO
Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) williamsi

Eastern spiny-tailed Gecko Strophurus williamsi
This Eastern Spiny-tailed Gecko (Strophurus williamsi) was photographed crossing a road at Bringalily, Queensland

 
Approximate distribution of the Eastern Spiny-tailed Gecko (Strophurus williamsi)


Eastern spiny-tailed Gecko Strophurus williamsi
This Eastern Spiny-tailed Gecko (Strophurus williamsi) was photographed crossing a road at Bringalily, Queensland.
Notice the tubercles on its back



Eastern spiny-tailed Gecko Strophurus williamsi
This Eastern Spiny-tailed Gecko (Strophurus williamsi) was photographed crossing a road at Bringalily, Queensland
Notice that it does not have any spines above its eyes like some other spiny tailed geckos


Eastern spiny-tailed Gecko Strophurus williamsi
This Eastern Spiny-tailed Gecko (Strophurus williamsi) was photographed crossing a road at Bringalily, Queensland
This photo shows more detail of the spines on its tail

Eastern spiny-tailed Gecko Strophurus williamsi  
Eastern Spiny-tailed Gecko (Strophurus williamsi) from South Australia

I have found Eastern Spiny-tailed Geckos (Strophurus williamsi) as far South as Mannum in South Australia in an area of sand dunes under rocks and I have also found one on a branch a few feet off the ground in SA near the SA/NSW border on the road to Broken Hill, as well as crossing the road at night in Qld.

This species is sometimes confused with the Southern Spiny-tailed Gecko (Strophurus intermedius) but has more distinct spines on its back and tail

Click here to see photos of Eastern Spiny-tailed Geckos (Strophurus williamsi) at flickr

Click here to see photos of Eastern Spiny-tailed Geckos ( Strophurus williamsi ) at Flickr

 

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