Spotted Velvet Gecko

Oedura tryoni

Identification: Head and body length: 8 cm. Total length (including tail): 15 cm. Yellowish-brown, boldly patterned with small, dark edged, pale spots. Toes expanded to form pads, underside covered with two rows of large plates, including a large circular pair under the tip.

Habitat: Largely associated with upland timbered and rocky habitats.

Distribution: Uncommon in suburban Brisbane; abundant in surrounding bush-land. Coast and ranges from mid-eastern Queensland to north-eastern New South Wales.

Conservation Status: Least Concern, Nature Conservation Act (Qld).

Notes: Tolerant of cool climates; the only gecko commonly occurring above 600m altitude in D'Aguilar Range.

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