Thick-tailed Gecko

Underwoodisaurus milii

Identification: Head and body length: 10 cm. Pink to purple-brown with rows of cream to yellow spots. Original tail has black and white bands; regenerated tail lacks obvious pattern. Only gecko around Brisbane with slender fingers and toes that lack pads (an adaptation to life on the ground).

Habitat: Dry areas; shelters in burrows and beneath stones or rocks.

Distribution: Uncommon in Brisbane's outskirts. Eastern and southern Australia.

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

Status: Uncommon.

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