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Moritz's leaf-tailed gecko

Moritz's leaf-tailed gecko (Saltuarius moritzi)
Smiths Lake, New South Wales
Photo © Henry Cook
Saltuarius moritzi - Couper, Sadlier, Shea & Worthington Wilmer, 2008
Pronunciation  SALT-you-ARE-ee-uss   mor-ITZ-ee
Etymology  Saltuarius: "From the Latin - 'keeper of the forest'."1
moritzi: for Professor Craig Moritz (University of California at Berkeley and formerly at the University of Queensland) for his "contributions to the molecular phylogenetics of Australian rainforest reptiles".2
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 8.55 cm
Species max: 11 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Widespread south of the Clarence River, extending from coastal areas west through to the New England Tableland.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales


Wet sclerophyll forests. Found on the trunks of trees and on rock faces.

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