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BROAD-TAILED GECKO
Phyllurus platurus

Broad-tailed Gecko Phyllurus platurus
This adult female Broad-tailed Gecko (Phyllurus platurus), was photographed clinging to the side of a granite outcrop at Deep Creek Reserve, NSW - note that this species has claws not pads on the ends of its toes.


Approximate distribution of the Broad-tailed Gecko Phyllurus platurus
Approximate distribution of the Broad-tailed Gecko (Phyllurus platurus)

Broad-tailed Gecko Phyllurus platurus
A Juvenile Broad-tailed Gecko (Phyllurus platurus) with an original tail, photographed on a retaining wall in Forestville, NSW

Broad-tailed Gecko Phyllurus platurus
Gravid female Broad-tailed Gecko (Phyllurus platurus) with a regrown tail (notice the lack of spines), photographed on a granite outcrop at Deep Creek Reserve, NSW



Broad-tailed Gecko Phyllurus platurus
Adult Broad-tailed Gecko (Phyllurus platurus) with an original tail, photographed clinging to the underside of a granite outcrop at Deep Creek Reserve, NSW


Broad-tailed Gecko Phyllurus platurus
Juvenile Broad-tailed Gecko (Phyllurus platurus) with an original tail, photographed eating a cockroach on a granite outcrop at Deep Creek Reserve, NSW

This species is often called the Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko, which is also a common name used for Saltuarius swaini

This sometimes communal species (living and nesting) is a rock dweller which likes to live in crevices.
The Broad-tailed Gecko (Phyllurus platurus) is a common nocturnal species often found in stone and brick buildings.

Besides insects and similar foods it sometimes eats smaller geckos.

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