AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
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FLAT-TAILED HOUSE GECKO
Hemidactylus (was Cosymbotus) platyurus
Common Frilly Gecko, Frilled house gecko.
It is also called an Asian House Gecko (however in Australia
people use that common name for a different species which abundant on the mainland - (Hemidactylus frenatus)
INVASIVE SPECIES - NOT NATIVE TO AUSTRALIA
In Australia it occurs only on the Cocos Keeling Islands
Native to South Eastern and Southern Asia
Flat-Tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus platyurus) above was active in the daytime and photographed at Nusa Dua in Bali (Indonesia) - Note that the tail has been broken off and is regrowing
Flat-Tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus platyurus) is one of the most common species in Bali (Indonesia), where this photo was taken.
Flat-Tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus platyurus) was photographed in the daytime sleeping on the side of a wall in the main street of Ubud, Bali, (Indonesia)
This species is often found in, and around houses and other buildings
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Updated June 8, 2022