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A Listing of Australian Geckos
Distribution Key

family: Gekkonidae (Geckos)

Banded Knob-tail Gecko - Nephrurus wheeleri

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COMMON NAME (Internal Link)
*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-northWA
Chameleon Gecko Carphodactylus laevis Qld
Alexander's Gecko Christinus alexanderi
SA,WA (Nullabor 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
*NorthernFat-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 Isl.)
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)
Bynoes or Prickly Gecko Heteronotia binoei NSW,NT,Qld,SA,Vic,WA
North Western Bynoes 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 Isl)
*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
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 Knob-Tailed Gecko Nephrurus levis NSW,NT,Qld,SA,WA
Thick-Tailed Barking Gecko Underwoodisaurus (reverted back from Nephrurus) mili 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

Attenborough's Velvet Gecko Oedura attenboroughi Qld
Northern Velvet Gecko Oedura castelnaui Qld
Northern Spotted Velvet Gecko Oedura coggeri Qld
Fringe-Toed Velvet Gecko Oedura filicipoda WA
Jewelled Velvet Gecko Oedura gemmata NT
Velvet Gecko Oedura gracilis WA
*Quinkan Gecko Oedura jowalbinna Qld
*Mereenie Velvet Gecko Oedura luritja NT (MacDonnell Ranges)
*Marbled Velvet Gecko Oedura marmorata (Oscar Ranges) WA
Ocellated or Blotched Gecko Oedura monilis NSW,Qld
Ocellated or Blotched Gecko Oedura murramanu NSW,Qld
*Reticulated Velvet Gecko Hesperoedura (Oedura) reticulata WA
*Zig-zag Velvet Gecko Amalosia (Oedura) rhombifer NT,Qld,WA
*Robust Gecko Nebulifera (Oedura) robusta NSW,Qld
Southern Spotted Velvet Gecko Oedura tryoni NSW,Qld
Ringed Thin-tail Gecko Phyllurus caudiannulatus Qld
Mount Jukes Broad-tailed Gecko Phyllurus isis Qld
Peppered-belly Broad-tailed Gecko Phyllurus nepthys Qld
Mount Ossa Broad-tailed Gecko Phyllurus ossa 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

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CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island
NSW = New South Wales
Qld = Queensland
Tas = Tasmania
Vic = Victoria


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