THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
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COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

 

Colubrids & Mud Snakes

Pythons

 

 

Elapid Snakes

 

Sea Snakes

 

File Snakes

 

Blind Snakes

 

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

Turtles Tortoises

Dragons Agamas

Geckos

 

Legless Lizards

Monitor Lizards

Skinks

 

Crocodiles

 

A Listing of Australian Geckos


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

Banded Knob-tail Gecko - Nephrurus wheeleri

Distribution Key

* Indicates recent updates or new page.

COMMON NAME (Internal Link)

SCIENTIFIC NAME (External Link)

DISTRIBUTION

*Clouded Gecko

Amalosia (was Oedura) jacovae

South-east Qld

*Lesueur's Velvet Gecko

Amalosia (was Oedura) lesueurii

Eastern NSW

*Slim Velvet Gecko

Amalosia (was Oedura) obscura

Far-north WA

Chameleon Gecko

Carphodactylus laevis

Qld

Alexander's Gecko

Christinus alexanderi

SA,WA (Nullarbor Plain)

Lord Howe Island Gecko

Christinus guentheri

Lord Howe Island (NSW), Norfolk Island (Territory)

Marbled Gecko

Christinus marmoratus

NSW,SA,Vic,WA

*Central Uplands Clawless Gecko

Crenadactylus horni (was Crenadactylus ocellatus horni)

NT,SA (ONLY FOUND IN CENTRAL DESERT REGION)

*Kimberley Clawless Gecko

Crenadactylus ocellatus naso (was Crenadactylus ocellatus naso)

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

*South-western Clawless Gecko

Crenadactylus ocellatus ocellatus (NOTE - NOW ONLY APPLIES TO SOME WA SPECIMENS)

WA (SOUTH WEST ONLY)

*Western Clawless Gecko

Crenadactylus occidentalis

WA (CENTRAL WEST COAST ONLY

*Pilbara Clawless Gecko

Crenadactylus pilbarensis

WA (Pilbara region)

*South-west Kimberley Clawless Gecko

Crenadactylus rostralis - (was Crenadactylus ocellatus rostralis)

WA (FAR SOUTH WEST KIMBERLY REGION ONLY)

*Rainforest Banded Gecko

Cyrtodactylus abrae (invalid name)

Far-north Qld

*Pascoe River Ring-Tailed Gecko

Cyrtodactylus adorus - (Split from tuberculatus)

Qld

*Hoskin's Ring-Tailed Gecko

Cyrtodactylus hoskini (Split from tuberculatus)

Qld

*Kimberley Bent-Toed Gecko

Cyrtodactylus kimberleyensis

WA

*Inland Ring-Tailed Gecko

Cyrtodactylus mcdonaldi (Split from C. tuberculatus)

Qld

*McIlwraith Ring-Tailed Gecko

Cyrtodactylus pronarus

Far North Qld

Christmas Island (or Giant) Gecko

Cyrtodactylus sadleiri

CI

*Coastal Ring-Tailed (Giant Banded) Gecko

Cyrtodactylus tuberculatus (previously louisiadensis)

Qld

*Eastern Deserts Fat-tailed Gecko

Diplodactylus ameyi

NSW,Qld.

*Gulf Fat-tailed Gecko

Diplodactylus barraganae

NT,Qld.

*Western Fat-tailed Gecko

Diplodactylus bilybara

WA

*South Coast Gecko

Diplodactylus calcicolus

WA,NSW,SA,Vic?

*Cape Range Stone Gecko

Diplodactylus capensis

 

WA (Northwest Cape)

*Variable Fat-tailed Gecko

Diplodactylus conspicillatus

NT,Qld,SA,WA

*Kimberley Fat-tailed Gecko

Diplodactylus custos

NT?,WA

Lake Disappointment Ground Gecko

Diplodactylus fulleri

WA

*Ranges Stone Gecko

Diplodactylus furcosus

SA,WA

Northern Pilbara Beaked Gecko

Diplodactylus galaxias

WA

Mesa Gecko

Diplodactylus galeatus

NT,SA

*Western Stone Gecko

Diplodactylus granariensis granariensis

WA

*Giant Stone Gecko

Diplodactylus granariensis rex

WA

*Northern fat-tailed Gecko

Diplodactylus hillii

NT

Kenneally's Gecko

Diplodactylus kenneallyi

WA

Kluge's Gecko

Diplodactylus klugei

WA

*Northern Pilbara Gecko

Diplodactylus laevis

NT,Qld,SA,WA

*Speckled Stone Gecko

Diplodactylus lateroides (split from D. polyophthalmus)

WA

Pilbara Stone Gecko

Diplodactylus mitchelli

WA

*Cloudy Stone Gecko

Diplodactylus nebulosus (split from D. polyophthalmus)

WA

Ornate Stone Gecko

Diplodactylus ornatus

WA

*Eastern Fat-tailed Gecko

Diplodactylus platyurus

NSW,NT,Qld,SA?

Spotted Stone Gecko

Diplodactylus polyophthalmus

WA

Fine-faced Gecko

Diplodactylus pulcher

SA,WA

Yellow-spotted Pilbara Gecko

Diplodactylus savagei

WA

Tesselated Gecko

Diplodactylus tessellatus

NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic

*Eastern Stone Gecko

Diplodactylus vittatus

NSW,Qld,SA,Vic

*Desert Wood Gecko

Diplodactylus wiru (was vittatus)

SA,WA

*Northern Dtella or House Gecko

Gehyra australis

NT,Qld,WA

Short-tailed Dtella

Gehyra baliola

Qld(Torres Strait Islands)

Borroloola Dtella

Gehyra borroloola

NT

Chain-backed Dtella

Gehyra catenata

Qld

*Dubious Dtella

Gehyra dubia

NSW,Qld

Einasleigh Rock Dtella

*Gehyra einasleighensis

Qld (Einasleigh Uplands)

Pilbara Spotted Gecko

Gehyra fenestra ?

WA

King's Dtella

Gehyra koira

NT, WA

Southern Rock Dtella

Gehyra lazelli

SA,NSW,Vic?

Dwarf Dtella

Gehyra minuta

NT

*Centralian Dtella

Gehyra montium (recently split)

NT?,SA,WA

*Centralian Dtella

Gehyra moritzi (recently described)

NT,SA,WA

Multi-pored Dtella

Gehyra multiporosa

WA

Skin-shedding Dtella

Gehyra mutilata

CI,CKI

*Northern Rock Dtella

Gehyra nana (recently split)

NT,Qld,SA,WA

Kimberley Plateau Dtella

Gehyra occidentalis

WA

Arnhem Land Spotted Dtella

Gehyra pamela

NT

Pilbara Dtella

Gehyra pilbara

NT,WA

Centralian Dtella

Gehyra pulingka

SA,NT,WA

Spotted Dtella

Gehyra punctata

WA

Purplish Dtella

Gehyra purpurascens

NT,Qld,SA,WA

Robust Dtella

Gehyra robusta

Qld

Small Wedge-toed Dtella

Gehyra spheniscus

WA

*Tree Dtella

Gehyra variegata (now split into multiple species)

SA,WA

*Eastern Tree Dtella

Gehyra versicolor (was Gehyra variegata)

NSW,NT?,Qld,SA,Vic.

Crocodile-faced Dtella

Gehyra xenopus

WA

*Asian House Gecko (Introduced)

Hemidactylus frenatus

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

*Sri Lankan House Gecko (Introduced)

Hemidactylus parvimaculatus

CKI (Also Sri Lanka & India)

*Flat-tailed House Gecko (Introduced)

Hemidactylus platyurus

CKI (also southeastern and southern Asia including Bali)

Bynoe's or Prickly Gecko

Heteronotia binoei

NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA

North Western Bynoe's gecko

Heteronotia planiceps

WA

Desert Cave Gecko

Heteronotia spelea

NT,WA

Christmas Island Chained Gecko

Lepidodactylus listeri

CI

Mourning Gecko

Lepidodactylus lugubris

CKI,Qld

Slender Chained Gecko

Lepidodactylus pumilus

Qld(Torres Strait Islands)

*White Spotted Ground Gecko

Lucasium (was Diplodactylus) alboguttatus

WA

*Southern Sandplain Gecko

Lucasium bungabinna

WA,SA

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 (was Diplodactylus) immaculatus

NT,Qld

Main’s Ground Gecko

Lucasium (was Diplodactylus) maini

WA

Yellow Snouted Ground Gecko

Lucasium (was Diplodactylus) occultus

NT

Mottled Ground Gecko

Lucasium (was Diplodactylus) squarrosus

WA

Steindachner's Box Patterned Gecko

Lucasium (was Diplodactylus steindachneri)

NSW,Qld,SA(?)

Crowned Sand-Plain Gecko

Lucasium (was Diplodactylus) stenodactylus

NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA

Pilbara Ground Gecko

Lucasium (was Diplodactylus) wombeyi

WA

Pelagic Gecko

Nactus pelagicus

Qld

Black Mountain Gecko

Nactus galgajuga

Qld

*Robust Velvet Gecko

Nebulifera (was Oedura) robusta

NSW,Qld

Centralian Spiny Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus amyae

NT,Qld,WA

Spiny (Prickly) Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus asper

NT,Qld,WA

Pernatty Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus deleani

SA

Smooth or Pale Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus laevissimus

NT,SA,WA

Common/Smooth Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus levis

NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA

Thick-Tailed Barking Gecko

Underwoodisaurus (reverted back from Nephrurus) milii

NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA

*Pilbara Barking Gecko

Underwoodisaurus seorsus

WA

Kimberly Rough Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus sheai

NT,Qld,WA

Southern (Starred) Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus stellatus

SA,WA

Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus vertebralis

SA,WA

*Banded Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus wheeleri

WA

Attenborough's Velvet Gecko

Oedura attenboroughi

Qld

*Gulf Velvet Gecko

Oedura bella (split from Oedura marmorata)

QLD,NT

Northern Velvet Gecko

Oedura castelnaui

Qld

*Inland Velvet Gecko

Oedura cincta (split from Oedura marmorata)

SA,NT,Qld,NSW

Northern Spotted Velvet Gecko

Oedura coggeri

Qld

Fringe-Toed Velvet Gecko

Oedura filicipoda

WA

*Western Velvet Gecko

Oedura fimbria (split from Oedura marmorata)

WA

Jewelled Velvet Gecko

Oedura gemmata

NT

Gracile Velvet Gecko

Oedura gracilis

WA

*Quinkan Gecko

Oedura jowalbinna

Qld

*Mereenie Velvet Gecko

Oedura luritja

NT (MacDonnell Ranges)

*Top End Marbled Velvet Gecko

Oedura marmorata (recently split into multiple species)

Far north NT

Ocellated or Blotched Gecko

Oedura monilis

NSW,Qld

Ocellated or Blotched Gecko

Oedura murrumanu

NSW,Qld

*Reticulated Velvet Gecko

Hesperoedura (Oedura) reticulata

WA

*Zig-zag Velvet Gecko

Amalosia (Oedura) rhombifer

NT,Qld,WA

Southern Spotted Velvet Gecko

Oedura tryoni

NSW,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

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

Broad-Tailed (Southern Leaf-Tailed ) Gecko

Phyllurus platurus

NSW

Giant Tree Gecko

Pseudothecadactylus australis

Far-northern Qld

*Western Giant Cave Gecko

Pseudothecadactylus cavaticus

Far-northern WA

*Northern Giant Cave Gecko

Pseudothecadactylus linderi

Far-northern NT

*Border Beaked Gecko

Rhynchoedura angusta (split from) ornata

NSW,Qld,SA

*Eyre Basin Beaked Gecko

Rhynchoedura eyrensis (split from) ornata

NSW,Qld,SA

*Brigalow Beaked Gecko

Rhynchoedura mentalis (split from) ornata

Qld

*Eastern Beaked Gecko

Rhynchoedura ormsbyi (split from) ornata

NSW,Qld

*Western Beaked Gecko

Rhynchoedura ornata

NT,SA,WA

*Northern Beaked Gecko

Rhynchoedura sexapora (split from) ornata

NT,WA

Northern Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Saltuarius cornutus

NSW,Qld

*Cape Melville Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Saltuarius eximius

Qld

Long-necked Northern Leaf-tailed

Saltuarius occultus

Qld

*Rough-throated Leaf-tail Gecko

Saltuarius salebrosus

Qld

*Southern Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Saltuarius kateae (was swaini)

NSW

*Southern Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Saltuarius moritzi (was swaini)

NSW

*Southern Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Saltuarius swaini

NSW,Qld

Thorn Tailed Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) assimilis

WA

Northern Spiny-tailed Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) ciliaris ciliaris

NSW,Qld, SA,WA NT

Northern Spiny-tailed Gecko (Subspecies)

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) ciliaris aberrans

WA, NT?

Jewelled Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) elderi

NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA

Arnhem Phasmid Gecko

Strophurus horneri

Far-northern NT

Eastern (Southern) Spiny-Tailed Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) intermedius

NSW,SA,Vic,WA,NT

Southern Phasmid Gecko 

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) jeanae

NT,WA

Kristin's Spinytailed Gecko

Strophurus krisalys

Inland Qld to Gulf of Carpenteria

Short-tailed Striped Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) mcmillani

WA

Robust Striped Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) michaelseni

WA

Exmouth Spiny-tailed Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) rankini

WA

*Robinson's Spiny-tailed Gecko

Strophurus robinsoni

WA,NT (Far north border region)

Western Soft Spiny-tailed Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) spinigerus

WA

Western Spiny Tailed Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) strophurus

WA

White-striped Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) taeniatus

NT,Qld,WA

Golden-tailed Gecko

Diplodactylus taenicauda

Qld

Western Shield Spiny-tailed Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) wellingtonae

WA

Soft-spined or William's Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) williamsi

NSW,Qld,SA,Vic

Mount Augustus Spiny-tailed Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) wilsoni

WA

Granite Belt (New England Tableland) Thick Tailed Gecko

Uvidicolus (was Underwoodisaurus) sphyrurus

NSW,Qld




 

DISTRIBUTION KEY
Click on the links below for more information

CI = Christmas Island

CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

NT = Northern Territory

Qld = Queensland

SA = South Australia

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

WA = Western Australia

NI = Norfolk Island

LHI = Lord Howe Island

ACT = Australian Capital Territory




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