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Wyberba leaf-tailed gecko

Wyberba leaf-tailed gecko (Saltuarius wyberba)
Girraween National Park, Queensland
Photo © David Fischer
Saltuarius wyberba - Couper, Schneider & Covacevich, 1997
Pronunciation  SALT-you-ARE-ee-uss   why-BERR-ba
Etymology  Saltuarius: "From the Latin - 'keeper of the forest'."1
wyberba: "Wyberba is a rail-siding on the western boundary of Girraween National Park, in the Stanthorpe area, SEQ. The name is reported to be of Aboriginal origin, and said to mean 'at the end of the mountain' (Harslett & Royle, 1980). The epithet is to be treated as a noun in apposition."2
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 10.9 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


From Girraween in Queensland, south to Gibraltar Range in New South Wales.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

New South Wales, Queensland


Granite outcrops in open forests.

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