Sydney Leaf-tailed Gecko (Broad-tailed Gecko)

Phyllurus platurus

Phyllurus platurusImage: Queensland Museum

(Shaw 1790)

Etymology: ‘Flat-tailed’.

Snout-vent length:  To 95 mm.

Distribution: Confined to the Sydney Sandstones, New South Wales.

Habitat: On sandstone outcrops.

Conservation status:  Protected, Office of Environment and Heritage (NSW).

This is the first described and best known species of leaf-tailed gecko having occupied the homes and gardens of Sydney residents since the time of first European settlement.

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