AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers 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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SOUTHERN LEAF-TAILED GECKOS
Southern leaf-tailed gecko
Moritz's leaf-tailed gecko
Saltuarius moritzi (was Saltuarius swaini)
Kate's leaf-tailed Gecko -
Saltuarius kateae (was Saltuarius swaini)
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 is found in subtropical rainforests in far eastern Australia, around the New South Wales/ Queensland Border
Saltuarius swaini from Tamborine Mountains Queensland - Photo by John Fowler
Juvenile specimen 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
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Updated August 20, 2018