AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.
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THICK TAILED or BARKING GECKO
(formerly Nephrurus milii )
The specimen above is from near Burra, South Australia
The specimen above is from the Morgan Caravan Park (River Murray, South Australia)
This one is from the Breakaway Ranges, SA.
This is a common species over much of its range. Juveniles are
usually more common than adults. Called a Barking gecko because it often squeaks when disturbed! The whole tail may also drop off in one piece. Regrown tails have less pattern and no tubercles. Pattern may also vary considerably even in one geographic area. Popular in the pet trade in some states of Australia.
Last updated October 10, 2017