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Clawless gecko
Crenadactylus - Dixon and Kluge, 1964

Pronunciation: KREN-ah-DAK-till-us
Etymology:

Taxonomic notes:

Notes:
Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Oviparous - 7 out of 7 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: Kimberley clawless gecko (Crenadactylus naso) at cm
 Longest Australian species: south-western clawless gecko (Crenadactylus ocellatus) at 3.5 cm
Number of Australian species: 7
 

Central Uplands clawless gecko (Crenadactylus horni)
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Central Uplands clawless gecko (Crenadactylus horni) distribution range map Crenadactylus horni
Central Uplands clawless gecko
Year described
(Lucas & Frost 1895)
Description

Kimberley clawless gecko (Crenadactylus naso)
Mitchell Plateau, Western Australia
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Kimberley clawless gecko (Crenadactylus naso) distribution range map Crenadactylus naso
Kimberley clawless gecko
Year described
Storr 1978
Description

Western clawless gecko (Crenadactylus occidentalis)
Dirk Hartog Island, Western Australia
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Western clawless gecko (Crenadactylus occidentalis) distribution range map Crenadactylus occidentalis
Western clawless gecko
Year described
Doughty, Ellis & Oliver 2016
Description
"A medium-sized (to 32.6 mm SVL) species of Crenadactylus with wide (HW/HL 0.50–0.60) head. Rostral in full contact with nostril, internasal (if present) not extending beyond supranasal, 2 (occasionally 3) small postmentals, dorsal scales homogeneous and weakly keeled, 3–4 pre-cloacal pores, innermost pore-bearing scales separated by an intervening scale, no enlarged tubercles on original tails. Ground colour tan and light brown; dorsal pattern consists of well-defined pale and dark longitudinal stripes, small pale white to orange spots comprised of 2– 3 scales may be present, lateral zones pale to dark grey with at most faint uniform stippling (not forming lines); ventrum pale off-white with stippling absent to moderate." (Doughty, Ellis & Oliver 2016)

south-western clawless gecko (Crenadactylus ocellatus)
Perth region, Western Australia
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
south-western clawless gecko (Crenadactylus ocellatus) distribution range map Crenadactylus ocellatus
South-western clawless gecko
Year described
(Gray 1845)
Description

Pilbara clawless gecko (Crenadactylus pilbarensis)
Hamersley Range, Western Austral
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Pilbara clawless gecko (Crenadactylus pilbarensis) distribution range map Crenadactylus pilbarensis
Pilbara clawless gecko
Year described
Doughty, Ellis & Oliver 2016
Description

South-west Kimberley clawless gecko (Crenadactylus rostralis)
Geikie Gorge, Western Australia
Photo © Paul Oliver
South-west Kimberley clawless gecko (Crenadactylus rostralis) distribution range map Crenadactylus rostralis
South-west Kimberley clawless gecko
Year described
Storr 1978
Description

Cape Range clawless gecko (Crenadactylus tuberculatus)
Exmouth region, Western Australia
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Cape Range clawless gecko (Crenadactylus tuberculatus) distribution range map Crenadactylus tuberculatus
Cape Range clawless gecko
Year described
Doughty, Ellis & Oliver 2016
Description
"A very small (to 27.7 mm SVL) species of Crenadactylus with long (HL/SVL 0.30–0.35) and narrow (HW/HL 0.43–0.50) head. Rostral in full contact with nostril, internasal (if present) not extending beyond supranasal, 2 small postmentals, dorsal scales heterogeneous with scattered enlarged keeled tubercles, males with 4 pre-cloacal pores with innermost pore-bearing scales separated by a small intervening scale, no enlarged tubercles on original tails. Ground colour light to dark greyish-brown, dorsal pattern consists of weakly-contrasting pale and dark longitudinal stripes, small pale spots may be present in dorsolateral zone, lateral zones grey with at most faint uniform stippling (not forming irregular lines), ventrum pale off-white with stippling absent to weak." (Doughty, Ellis & Oliver 2016)

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