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Eastern deserts fat-tailed gecko

Eastern deserts fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus ameyi)
Winton region, Queensland
Photo © Stephen Zozaya
Diplodactylus ameyi - Couper & Oliver, 2016
Pronunciation  DIP-low-DAK-till-us   AIM-ee-ee
Etymology  Diplodactylus: 'double-toe'.1
ameyi: "Named for Dr Andrew Amey for his contributions to documenting Australia’s herpetofauna and promoting access to the Queensland Museum’s reptile and amphibian collections." (Couper & Oliver 2016)
Other names  Diplodactylus conspicillatus 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 5.3 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Eastern edge of the Eromanga Basin, from Winton, south to north-western New South Wales. (Couper & Oliver 2016)

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Queensland, New South Wales


Arid woodlands on sand- and clay-based substrate (Couper & Oliver 2016).

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