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A Listing of Australian Geckos


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

Saltuarius salebrosus-Rough-throated Leaf-tailed Gecko

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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

Zigzag Velvet Gecko

Amalosia ( was Oedura) rhombifer

WA, NT, Qld NSW Northern Australia through to north-eastern NSW.

Chameleon Gecko

Carphodactylus laevis

Qld

Alexander's Gecko

Christinus alexanderi

SA, WA (Nullarbor Plain)

Lord Howe Island Southern Gecko

Christinus guentheri

LHI , NI

Marbled Gecko

Christinus marmoratus

NSW, ACT, 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 naso (was Crenadactylus ocellatus naso )

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

South-western Clawless Gecko

Crenadactylus 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)

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Pascoe River Ring-Tailed Gecko

Cyrtodactylus adorus -
(Split from C. tuberculatus )

Qld - Lower reaches of the Pascoe River

Hoskin's Ring-Tailed Gecko

Cyrtodactylus hoskini
(Split from C. tuberculatus)

Qld - Iron Range and William Thompson Range

Kimberley Bent-Toed Gecko

Cyrtodactylus kimberleyensis

WA

Inland Ring-Tailed Gecko

Cyrtodactylus mcdonaldi (Split from C. tuberculatus)

Qld - Shipton’s Flat (via Cooktown) to Chillagoe, north-eastern Queensland

McIlwraith Ring-Tailed Gecko

Cyrtodactylus pronarus

Qld - McIlwraith Range

Christmas Island (or Giant) Gecko

Cyrtodactylus sadleiri

CI

Coastal Ring-Tailed (Giant Banded) Gecko

Cyrtodactylus tuberculatus (previously C. louisiadensis)

Qld - Cape Melville to Mt Leswell and also on Stanley Island in the Flinders group

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

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, NSW

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

Qld

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, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic

Desert Wood Gecko

Diplodactylus wiru (was D. vittatus)

SA, WA

*East Arnhem Land Dtella

Gehyra arnhemica (described 2020)

NT

Northern Dtella or House Gecko

Gehyra australis

NT, Qld, WA

Short-tailed Dtella

Gehyra baliola

Qld (Torres Strait Islands)

Borroloola Dtella

Gehyra borroloola

NT

*Western Kimberley Tree Dtella

Gehyra chimera (described 2020)

WA

North West Cape Gehyra (Dtella)

Gehyra capensis

WA (North West Cape)

Chain-backed Dtella

Gehyra catenata

Qld

* Relictual Karst  Dtella

Gehyra calcitectus (described 2020)

WA

Western Cryptic (Dtella)

Gehyra crypta

WA

Dubious Dtella

Gehyra dubia

NSW, Qld

Einasleigh Rock Dtella

Gehyra einasleighensis

Qld (Einasleigh Uplands)

Amber Rock Dtella

Gehyra electrum

Qld ( Mt Surprise Region)

Hamersley Range Spotted Gehyra (Dtella)

Gehyra fenestrula

WA (southwestern Pilbara)

Coastal Midwest Rock Gehyra(Dtella)

Gehyra finipunctata (= Gehyra punctalata)

WA (coastal mid-west)

*Plain Tree Dtella

Gehyra gemina (described 2020)

WA

Kimberley Karst Gecko 

Gehyra girloorloo

WA (Kimberley region)

Kimberley Granular-toed Gecko 

Gehyra granulum (Split in 2018 from Gehyra nana)

WA (north-west Kimberley region)

Northern Pilbara Cryptic Gehyra (Dtella)

Gehyra incognita

WA (northern Pilbara region)

Robust Termitaria Gecko (Dtella)

Gehyra kimberleyi

NT, WA

King's Dtella

Gehyra koira

NT, WA

*Litchfield Rock Dtella

Gehyra lapistola (described 2020)

NT

*Gulf Tree Dtella

Gehyra lauta (described 2020)

NT, Qld

Southern Rock Dtella

Gehyra lazelli

SA, NSW

Large Pilbara Rock Gehyra (Dtella)

Gehyra macra

WA (northern Pilbara region)

Medium Pilbara Spotted Rock Gehyra (Dtella)

Gehyra media

WA (Pilbara region)

Small Pilbara Spotted Rock Gehyra (Dtella)

Gehyra micra

WA (Pilbara region)

Dwarf Dtella

Gehyra minuta

NT

Centralian Rock Dtella

Gehyra montium

NT?, SA, WA

Moritz's Dtella

Gehyra moritzi

NT, Qld

Multi-pored Dtella

Gehyra multiporosa

WA

Skin-shedding Dtella

Gehyra mutilata

CI, CKI

Northern Rock Dtella

Gehyra nana ( see G. pluraporosa, G. granulum, G.  pseudopunctata & G,  paranana)

NT, Qld, WA

Kimberley Plateau Dtella

Gehyra occidentalis

WA

Pilbara Island Gehyra (Dtella)

Gehyra ocellata

WA ( islands off the Pilbara coast near Karratha)

Pacific Dtella

Gehyra oceanica

CKI - Native?
(Qld, NT? introduced)

Arnhem Land Spotted Dtella

Gehyra pamela

NT

*Litchfield Spotted Gecko

Gehyra  paranana (Split in 2018 from Gehyra nana)

NT

Burrup Peninsula Rock Gehyra (Dtella)

Gehyra peninsularis

WA (Burrup Peninsula)

Pilbara Dtella

Gehyra pilbara

NT, WA

Northern Kimberley Gecko

Gehyra pluraporosa (Split in 2018 from Gehyra nana)

WA (north-west Kimberley region)

Large Spotted Midwest Rock Gehyra(Dtella)

Gehyra polka

WA (inland mid-west)

Southern Spotted Gecko

Gehyra pseudopunctata (Split in 2018 from Gehyra nana)

WA (north-west Kimberley region)

Rock Dwelling Dtella

Gehyra pulingka

SA, NT, WA

Coastal Midwest Rock Gehyra (Dtella)

Gehyra punctalata (= Gehyra finipunctata)

WA (coastal mid-west)

Common Spotted Dtella

Gehyra punctata

WA (Pilbara region)

Purplish Dtella

Gehyra purpurascens

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Robust Dtella

Gehyra robusta

Qld

Small Wedge-toed Dtella

Gehyra spheniscus

WA

Crescent-marked Pilbara Gehyra (Dtella)

Gehyra unguiculata 

WA (north-eastern Pilbara)

Southwestern 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, LHI, NI, NT, Qld, WA, NSW, Vic?

Indo-Pacific Gecko (Introduced)
(Parthenogenetic)

Hemidactylus garnotii

(Sydney region) NSW

Sri Lankan House Gecko
or Spotted Hose Gecko
(Introduced)

Hemidactylus parvimaculatus

CKI (Also Sri Lanka & India)

Flat-tailed House Gecko (Introduced)

Hemidactylus (was Cosymbotus) platyurus

CKI (also southeastern and southern Asia including Bali)

Black Pilbara Gecko

Heteronotia atra

(North-west Pilbara), WA

Bynoe's or Prickly Gecko

Heteronotia binoei

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Pale-headed Gecko

Heteronotia fasciolatus

NT (Central Australia)

North Western Bynoe's Gecko

Heteronotia planiceps

WA, NT

Desert Cave Gecko

Heteronotia spelea

NT, WA

Reticulated Velvet Gecko

Hesperoedura (was Oedura ) reticulata

WA

Christmas Island Chained Gecko

Lepidodactylus listeri

CI

Mourning Gecko

Lepidodactylus lugubris

CKI, Qld (also many tropical islands and countries around the world)

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

*Central Ground Gecko

Lucasium microplax(split from Lucasium stenodactylum)

SA, NT, QLD, WA, NSW

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

*Northern Crowned Sand-Plain Gecko

Lucasium stenodactylum (was Diplodactylus stenodactylus)

NT, WA, SA?

Western Ground Gecko

Lucasium (was Diplodactylus) wombeyi

WA

*Pilbara Crowned Sand-Plain Gecko

Lucasium woodwardi (split from Lucasium stenodactylum)

WA (Pilbara)

Chevert's Gecko

Nactus cheverti

Qld (Eastern Cape York)

Eborac Island Gecko

Nactus eboracensis

Qld (Northern Cape York) Torres Strait

Pelagic Gecko

Nactus pelagicus
( Status uncertain)

Qld (Cape York, Torres Strait, New Guinea, Pacific Islands)

Black Mountain Gecko

Nactus galgajuga

Qld (Cooktown area)

Robust Velvet Gecko

Nebulifera (was Oedura) robusta

NSW, Qld

Centralian Spiny Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus amyae

NT
(Central Australia)

Spiny (Prickly) Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus asper

Qld

Pilbara Banded Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus cinctus (was Nephrurus wheeleri cinctus)

WA (Murchison River district)

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

Kimberly Rough Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus sheai

NT, WA
(Far North)

Southern (Starred) Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus stellatus

SA, WA

Midline Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus vertebralis

WA

Southern Banded Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus wheeleri (See also Nephrurus cinctus)

WA (Fortescue River district)

Silver-eyed Velvet Gecko

Oedura argentea

Qld  (Gregory Range and Bulleringa National Park)

Attenborough's Velvet Gecko

Oedura attenboroughi
(invalid name - see Oedura marmorata)

Qld

Gulf Marbled Velvet Gecko

Oedura bella (split from Oedura marmorata)

QLD, NT

Northern Velvet Gecko

Oedura castelnaui

Qld

Inland Marbled Velvet Gecko

Oedura cincta (split from Oedura marmorata)

SA, NT, Qld,NSW

Northern Spotted Velvet Gecko

Oedura coggeri

Qld

Elegant Velvet Gecko

Oedura elegans (split from Oedura monilis)

NSW, Qld

Fringe-Toed Velvet Gecko

Oedura filicipoda

WA

Western Marbled 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

Arcadia Velvet Gecko

Oedura lineata

Qld (Arcadia Valley)

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 (see also Oedura elegans)

Qld

Limestone Range Velvet Gecko

Oedura murrumanu

NSW, Qld

Ornate Velvet Gecko

Oedura picta

Qld

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

Pinnacles Leaf-tailed Gecko

Phyllurus pinnaclensis

(The Pinnacles, Townsville Area) 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 R. ornata)

NSW, Qld, SA

Eyre Basin Beaked Gecko

Rhynchoedura eyrensis (split from R. ornata)

NSW, Qld, SA

Brigalow Beaked Gecko

Rhynchoedura mentalis (split from R. ornata)

Qld

Eastern Beaked Gecko

Rhynchoedura ormsbyi (split from) R. ornata

NSW, Qld

Western Beaked Gecko

Rhynchoedura ornata

NT, SA, WA

Northern Beaked Gecko

Rhynchoedura sexapora (split from) R. 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

Kate's Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Saltuarius kateae (was swaini)

NSW

Moritz's Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Saltuarius moritzi (was S. swaini)

NSW

Southern Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Saltuarius swaini

NSW, Qld

Wyberba Leaf-Tailed Gecko

Saltuarius wyberba 

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?

Congoo Gecko

Strophurus congoo

North-eastern Qld

Jewelled Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) elderi

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Arnhem Phasmid Gecko

Strophurus horneri

Far-northern NT

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 Carpentaria

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)

South-western or Soft Spiny-tailed Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) spinigerus

WA

Western Spiny Tailed-gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) strophurus

WA, SA

White-striped Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) taeniatus

NT, Qld, WA

Golden-tailed Gecko
(Subspecies)

Strophurus taenicauda albiocularis

South-western Qld

Golden-tailed Gecko

Strophurus taenicauda taenicauda

Central Qld

Golden-tailed Gecko
(Subspecies)

Strophurus taenicauda triaureus

Central Qld

Golden-eyed Gecko

Strophurus trux

Brigalow Belt Central 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

Thick-Tailed Barking Gecko

Underwoodisaurus (reverted back from Nephrurus) milii

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Pilbara Barking Gecko

Underwoodisaurus seorsus

WA (Pilbara region)

Granite Belt (New England Tableland) Thick Tailed Gecko

Uvidicolus (was Underwoodisaurus ) sphyrurus

NSW, Qld




DISTRIBUTION KEY
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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
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)



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