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Mount Ossa leaf-tailed gecko

Mount Ossa leaf-tailed gecko (Phyllurus ossa)
Mt Ossa, Queensland
Photo © David Fischer
Phyllurus ossa - Couper, Covacevich & Moritz, 1993
Pronunciation  fill-YOUR-us   OSS-ah
Etymology  Phyllurus: 'leaf tail', refering to the distinctive shape of the tails of the original species in this genus.
ossa: "Named for Mt Ossa, the type locality. The epithet is to be treated as a noun in apposition."1
Other names  Mount Ossa broad-tailed gecko
 
 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 9 cm
Reproduction
Oviparous
Clutch size
2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos

Range

Mid-east Queensland coast.

Phyllurus ossa ossa
The Mirani region of the central Queensland coast. Occurs at Mt Pelion, Mt Ossa, St Helen’s Gap and Mt Charlton. Individuals found at Cathu State Forest and Mt Hector are currently also assumed to be this subspecies.2

Phyllurus ossa hobsoni
"Narrowly restricted to the Proserpine area of the mid eastern Queensland coast".1 Disjunct populations occurring on Mt Dryander and in the Conway Range.2

Phyllurus ossa tamoya
Known only from Whitsunday Island.2

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Queensland

Habitat

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