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Gulf fat-tailed gecko

Gulf fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus barraganae)
Doomadgee, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Diplodactylus barraganae - Couper, Oliver & Pepper, 2014
Pronunciation  DIP-low-DAK-till-us  
Etymology  Diplodactylus: 'double-toe'.1
barraganae: "Named for María Elena Barragán (Fundacion Herpetologica Gustavo Orces. Quito, Ecuador) in recognition of her contributions to reptile conservation and public education."2
Other names  Diplodactylus conspicillatus 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 4.9 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


"Occurs over a broad band along the southern edge of the Gulf of Carpentaria, from the Roper River region in the northwest, east and south as far as Mt Isa."2

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Queensland, Northern Territory


"The holotype was collected in 'open woodland on red sandy soil' (P. Horner pers. com.)."2

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