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Broad-tailed geckos
Phyllurus - Schinz, 1822

Pronunciation: fill-YOUR-us
Etymology: 'leaf tail', refering to the distinctive shape of the tails of the original species in this genus.

Taxonomic notes:

Notes:
Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Oviparous - 9 out of 9 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: Oakview leaf-tailed gecko (Phyllurus kabikabi) at 7 cm
 Longest Australian species: riverine leaf-tailed gecko (Phyllurus amnicola) at 11.5 cm
Number of Australian species: 9
 

riverine leaf-tailed gecko (Phyllurus amnicola)
Mount Elliott, Queensland
Photo © Stephen Zozaya
riverine leaf-tailed gecko (Phyllurus amnicola) distribution range map Phyllurus amnicola
Riverine leaf-tailed gecko
Year described
Hoskin, Couper, Schneider & Covacevich 2000
Description

ringed thin-tailed gecko (Phyllurus caudiannulatus)
Bulburin National Park, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
ringed thin-tailed gecko (Phyllurus caudiannulatus) distribution range map Phyllurus caudiannulatus
Ringed thin-tailed gecko
Year described
Covacevich 1975
Description

Champion's leaf-tailed gecko (Phyllurus championae)
Mackay region, Queensland
Photo © Angus McNab
Champion's leaf-tailed gecko (Phyllurus championae) distribution range map Phyllurus championae
Champion's leaf-tailed gecko
Year described
Schneider, Couper, Hoskin & Covacevich 2000
Description

Gulbaru gecko (Phyllurus gulbaru)
Hervey Range, Queensland
Photo © David Fischer
Gulbaru gecko (Phyllurus gulbaru) distribution range map Phyllurus gulbaru
Gulbaru gecko
Year described
Hoskin, Couper & Schneider 2003
Description

Mount Jukes broad-tailed gecko (Phyllurus isis)
Mt Blackwood, Queensland
Photo © Angus McNab
Mount Jukes broad-tailed gecko (Phyllurus isis) distribution range map Phyllurus isis
Mount Jukes broad-tailed gecko
Year described
Couper, Covacevich & Moritz 1993
Description

Oakview leaf-tailed gecko (Phyllurus kabikabi)
Oakview State Forest, Queensland
Photo © Steve Wilson
Oakview leaf-tailed gecko (Phyllurus kabikabi) distribution range map Phyllurus kabikabi
Oakview leaf-tailed gecko
Year described
Couper, Hamlin & Hoskin 2008
Description
Fawn to brown, irregular darker blotches on head, body and limbs. Two pairs of small, ill-defined pale marks on either side of vertebral line; one over the pectoral region, one over the pelvic region (these may be more prominent in juveniles). Cylindrical, non-flattened tail. The rostral groove full divides the rostral scale. Five distinct pale bars on tail, the distal three of which extend into ventral surface.

peppered-belly broad-tailed gecko (Phyllurus nepthys)
Eungella National Park, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
peppered-belly broad-tailed gecko (Phyllurus nepthys) distribution range map Phyllurus nepthys
Peppered-belly broad-tailed gecko
Year described
Couper, Covacevich & Moritz 1993
Description

Mount Ossa leaf-tailed gecko (Phyllurus ossa)
Mt Ossa, Queensland
Photo © David Fischer
Mount Ossa leaf-tailed gecko (Phyllurus ossa) distribution range map Phyllurus ossa
Mount Ossa leaf-tailed gecko
Year described
Couper, Covacevich & Moritz 1993
Description

broad-tailed gecko (Phyllurus platurus)
The Watagans, New South Wales
Photo © Henry Cook
broad-tailed gecko (Phyllurus platurus) distribution range map Phyllurus platurus
Broad-tailed gecko
Year described
(White, ex Shaw 1790)
Description

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