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A Listing of South Australian Geckos


ORDER: SQUAMATA (LIZARDS AND SNAKES)
SUBORDER: SAURIA (LIZARDS)
family: Gekkonidae (Geckos)



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COMMON NAME (Internal Link)

SCIENTIFIC NAME (External Link)

DISTRIBUTION

Alexander's Gecko

Christinus alexanderi

SA, WA (Nullarbor Plain)

Marbled Gecko

Christinus marmoratus

NSW, SA, Vic, WA

*Central Uplands Clawless Gecko

Crenadactylus horni (was Crenadactylus ocellatus horni)

NT, SA (ONLY FOUND IN CENTRAL DESERT REGION)

*South Coast Gecko

Diplodactylus calcicolus

WA,NSW, SA, Vic?

*Variable Fat-tailed Gecko

Diplodactylus conspicillatus

NT, Qld, SA, WA

*Ranges Stone Gecko

Diplodactylus furcosus

SA, WA

Mesa Gecko

Diplodactylus galeatus

NT, SA

*Northern Pilbara Gecko

Diplodactylus laevis

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Fine-faced Gecko

Diplodactylus pulcher

SA, WA

Tesselated Gecko

Diplodactylus tessellatus

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic

*Eastern Stone Gecko

Diplodactylus vittatus

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

*Desert Wood Gecko

Diplodactylus wiru (was vittatus)

SA, WA

Southern Rock Dtella

Gehyra lazelli

SA,NSW, Vic?

Centralian Dtella

Gehyra montium (recently split)

NT?, SA, WA

Rock Dwelling Dtella

Gehyra pulingka

SA, NT, WA

Purplish Dtella

Gehyra purpurascens

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Southwestern Tree Dtella

Gehyra variegata (now split into multiple species)

SA, WA

Eastern Tree Dtella

Gehyra versicolor (was Gehyra variegata)

NSW, NT?, Qld, SA, Vic.

Asian House Gecko (Introduced)

Hemidactylus frenatus

CI,CKI, NT, Qld, WA,NSW, Vic?

Bynoe's or Prickly Gecko

Heteronotia binoei

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

*Southern Sandplain Gecko

Lucasium bungabinna

WA, SA

Byrne's Gecko

Lucasium (was Diplodactylus) byrnei

NSW, NT, Qld, SA

Beaded Gecko

Lucasium damaeum

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA

Steindachner's Box Patterned Gecko

Lucasium (was Diplodactylus) steindachneri

NSW, Qld, SA(?)

Crowned Sand-Plain Gecko

Lucasium stenodactylum (was Diplodactylus stenodactylus)

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Pernatty Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus deleani

SA

Smooth or Pale Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus laevissimus

NT, SA, WA

Common/Smooth Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus levis

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Southern (Starred) Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus stellatus

SA, WA

Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus vertebralis

WA

*Banded Knob-tailed Gecko

Nephrurus wheeleri

WA

*Inland Marbled Velvet Gecko

Oedura cincta (split from Oedura marmorata)

SA, NT, Qld,NSW

*Border Beaked Gecko

Rhynchoedura angusta (split from) ornata

NSW, Qld, SA

*Eyre Basin Beaked Gecko

Rhynchoedura eyrensis (split from) ornata

NSW, Qld, SA

*Western Beaked Gecko

Rhynchoedura ornata

NT, SA, WA

Northern Spiny-tailed Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) ciliaris ciliaris

NSW, Qld, SA, WA NT

Jewelled Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) elderi

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, WA

Eastern (Southern) Spiny-Tailed Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) intermedius

NSW, SA, Vic, WA, NT

*Western Spiny Tailed Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) strophurus

WA, SA

Soft-spined or William's Gecko

Strophurus (was Diplodactylus) williamsi

NSW, Qld, SA, Vic

Thick-Tailed Barking Gecko

Underwoodisaurus (reverted back from Nephrurus) milii

NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA




DISTRIBUTION KEY
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CI = Christmas Island

CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

NT = Northern Territory

Qld = Queensland

SA = South Australia

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

WA = Western Australia

NI = Norfolk Island

LHI = Lord Howe Island

ACT = Australian Capital Territory
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)



LINKS OF INTEREST

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CHECKLIST AND COMMON NAMES OF SOUTH AUSTRALIAN REPTILES
S.A. Museum

Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia 7th Edition.jpg A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia 5th edition Edition

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