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  Broad-tailed Gecko (Phyllurus platurus)





Broad-tailed Gecko | Phyllurus platurus photo
Broad-tailed Gecko at Currumbin Sanctuary.

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.



BROAD-TAILED GECKO FACTS

Description
The Broad-tailed Gecko is brown or grey with mottled with fine spots. The tail is broad and tapers to a point. I had this species incorrectly identified as a Northern Leaf-tailed Gecko. Thanks to Stewart Macdonald for correcting the identification.

Size
9,5cm

Habitat
sandstone areas where it shelters in crevices and caves

Food
insects, spiders and crustaceans

Range
restricted to small area of New South Wales from Denman to Kiama and inland to Jenolan caves



Classification
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata (Sauria)
Family:Gekkonidae
Genus:Phyllurus
Species:platurus
Common Name:Broad-tailed Gecko