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South coast gecko

south coast gecko (Diplodactylus calcicolus)
Eucla, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Diplodactylus calcicolus - Hutchinson, Doughty & Oliver, 2009
Pronunciation  DIP-low-DAK-till-us   KAL-see-KOH-lah
Etymology  Diplodactylus: 'double-toe'.1
calcicolus: "constructed from Latin roots calci (lime) and cola (inhabitant), referring to the dominant limestone geology of the coast and hinterland of the Great Australian Bight, the central area of the species’ distribution."2
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 4.8 cm
Species max: 5.8 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Three isolated populations:
-Tip of Yorke Peninsula
-Far lower Murray River region
-Eyre Peninsula, west to southwestern Western Australia.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia, South Australia


'This species mostly occurs in cool dry habitats, typically on limestone or calcareous coastal sands.'2

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