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New England Tableland thick-tailed gecko

New England Tableland thick-tailed gecko (Uvidicolus sphyrurus)
Girraween, Queensland
Photo © Dan Lynch
Uvidicolus sphyrurus - (Ogilby, 1892)
Pronunciation    sfeye-RURE-uss
Etymology  Uvidicolus: 'from the Latin uvidus, meaning moist or humid, and -colus, dwelling in. In reference to the restricted range of this gecko in relatively mesic and cool highland areas of the central Great Dividing Range of eastern Australia.'1
sphyrurus: 'hammer'-tail'.2
Other names  Granite Belt thick-tailed gecko
Border thick-tailed gecko
Underwoodisaurus sphyrurus
Nephrurus sphyrurus
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 7 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, Queensland


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