Sydney Leaf-tailed Gecko (Broad-tailed Gecko)

Phyllurus platurus

Etymology: 'Flat-tailed'.

Snout-vent length: To 95 mm.

Distribution: Confined to the Sydney Sandstones, New South Wales.

Habitat: On sandstone outcrops.

Conservation Status: Protected, Biodiversity Conservation Act (NSW).

Notes: This is the first described and best known species of leaf-tailed gecko having occupied the homes and gardens of Sydney residents since the time of first European settlement.

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