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Christinus - Wells and Wellington, 1984

Pronunciation: kris-TEEN-uss
 Etymology: after Miss Christine Biggs of London.1

Taxonomic notes:

Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Oviparous - 3 out of 3 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: Alexander's gecko (Christinus alexanderi) at 6 cm
 Longest Australian species: Lord Howe island gecko (Christinus guentheri) at 8 cm
Number of Australian species: 3

Alexander's gecko (Christinus alexanderi)
Nullabor Plain, South Australia
Photo © Henry Cook
Alexander's gecko (Christinus alexanderi) distribution range map Christinus alexanderi
Alexander's gecko
Year described
(Storr 1987)

Lord Howe island gecko (Christinus guentheri)
Lord Howe Island
Photo © Mark Sanders
Lord Howe island gecko (Christinus guentheri) distribution range map Christinus guentheri
Lord Howe island gecko
Year described
(Boulenger 1885)
Looks a bit like a gecko version of Jabba the Hutt.

marbled gecko (Christinus marmoratus)
Little Desert National Park, Victoria
Photo © Henry Cook
marbled gecko (Christinus marmoratus) distribution range map Christinus marmoratus
Marbled gecko
Year described
(Gray 1845)

  1. Wells, Richard W. & Wellington, C. Ross (1984). A synopsis of the Class Reptilia in Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology, 1(3-4):73-129. - search web for this article
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