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Coastal ring-tailed gecko

coastal ring-tailed gecko (Cyrtodactylus tuberculatus)
Black Mountain, Queensland
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Cyrtodactylus tuberculatus - (De Vis, 1892)
Pronunciation  SIR-toe-DAK-till-us   tcho-BERR-kull-AH-tuss
Etymology  Cyrtodactylus: 'curved-toe'
tuberculatus: "presumably from the Latin tuberculatus (= tuberculate), and in allusion to the strongly developed dorsal tubercles of the species."1
Other names  Hoplodactylus tuberculatus Lucas & Frost 1900
Gymnodactylus louisiadensis
Gymnodactylus olivii Garman 1901:
Cyrtodactylus abrae
Cyrtodactylus louisiadensis
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 12 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


From Cape Melville, south to Mt Leswell, Queensland, including Black Mountain.1
"Also present on Stanley Island, in the Flinders Islands, just north of Cape Melville."1.
Tentatively identified from Jowalbinna Station, south-west of Laura.1

Found in the following Australian states/territories



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