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Beaked gecko
Rhynchoedura - G√ľnther, 1867

Pronunciation: RINK-eh-DUR-ah
Etymology: 'beaked Oedura', referring to the beak-like snout of this genus' species, and the apparent similarity to another genus of gecko (Oedura).

Taxonomic notes:

Split from one species to six species in 2011.1

Notes:
Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Oviparous - 6 out of 6 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: northern beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura sexapora) at 4.85 cm
 Longest Australian species: western beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura ornata) at 5.7 cm
Number of Australian species: 6
 

border beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura angusta)
Isisford, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
border beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura angusta) distribution range map Rhynchoedura angusta
Border beaked gecko
Year described
Pepper, Doughty, Hutchinson and Keogh 2011
Description

Eyre Basin beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura eyrensis)
Simpson Desert, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Eyre Basin beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura eyrensis) distribution range map Rhynchoedura eyrensis
Eyre Basin beaked gecko
Year described
Pepper, Doughty, Hutchinson and Keogh 2011
Description

Brigalow beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura mentalis)
Mariala National Park region, Queensland
Photo © Angus McNab
Brigalow beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura mentalis) distribution range map Rhynchoedura mentalis
Brigalow beaked gecko
Year described
Pepper, Doughty, Hutchinson and Keogh 2011
Description

eastern beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura ormsbyi)
Westmar, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
eastern beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura ormsbyi) distribution range map Rhynchoedura ormsbyi
Eastern beaked gecko
Year described
Wells & Wellington 1985
Description

western beaked gecko (Rhynchoedura ornata)
Tanami Desert, Northern Territory
Photo © Stewart Macdonald