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SOUTHERN LEAF-TAILED GECKO
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SOUTHERN LEAF-TAILED GECKO (Complex)
Saltuarius swaini

The Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius swaini) was split into the 3 species listed below:-

COMMON NAME
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SCIENTIFIC NAME

DISTRIBUTION

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

SOUTHERN LEAF-TAILED GECKO
Saltuarius swaini

Approximate Distribution of the Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius swaini)
Approximate Distribution of the Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius swaini)


Saltuarius swaini from Lower Beechmont in the Gold Coast Hinterland QLD

Picture above shows a Saltuarius swaini from Lower Beechmont in the Gold Coast Hinterland QLD,
and the picture below shows the detail in the tail of the same lizard.
The spines on the tail help to break up the outline of the lizard when it is camouflaged on a tree.


Saltuarius swaini from Lower Beechmont in the Gold Coast Hinterland QLD
The Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius swaini)The spines on the tail help to break up the outline of the lizard when it is camouflaged on a tree.

 

Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius swaini)
Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius swaini)
from Tamborine Mountains, Queensland

MORITZ'S LEAF-TAILED GECKO
Saltuarius moritzi (was Saltuarius swaini)
Approximate distribution of Moritz's leaf-tailed gecko (Saltuarius moritzi)
Approximate distribution of Moritz's Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius moritzi)

 

SOUTHERN LEAF-TAILED GECKO Saltuarius moritzi from Coffs Harbour NSW   
Juvenile specimen of Moritz's Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius moritzi) from Coffs Harbour NSW.
Saltuarius moritzi is found in New South Wales, from south of the Clarence River, extending from the coast to the New England Tablelands



KATES LEAF-TAILED GECKO
Saltuarius kateae (was Saltuarius swaini)

Approximate distribution of Kate's Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius kateae) map
Approximate distribution of Kate's Leaf-tailed Gecko (Saltuarius kateae)

Click here to see photos of Kate's Leaf-tailed Geckos (Saltuarius kateae) at flickr

Click here to see photos of Kate's Leaf-tailed Geckos (Saltuarius kateae) at Flickr

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A Reassessment of Saltuarius swaini
in Southeastern Queensland and New South Wales


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