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Southern leaf-tailed gecko

southern leaf-tailed gecko (Saltuarius swaini)
Lamington NP
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Saltuarius swaini - (Wells & Wellington, 1985)
Pronunciation  SALT-you-ARE-ee-uss   SWAIN-ee
Etymology  Saltuarius: "From the Latin - 'keeper of the forest'."1
swaini: "Named for Malcolm Swain, of the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service, Sydney."2
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 13.1 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Coastal ranges of south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, Queensland


Subtropical rainforests. Often associated with strangler figs and large buttress roots.

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