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Western fat-tailed gecko

western fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus bilybara)
Hamersley Range, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan de Jong
Diplodactylus bilybara - Couper, Pepper & Oliver, 2014
Pronunciation  DIP-low-DAK-till-us  
Etymology  Diplodactylus: 'double-toe'.1
bilybara: "Refers to the Pilbara region where this species occurs. The name Pilbara is said to be derived from the Aboriginal word bilybara, meaning 'dry' in the languages of the Nyamal and Banyjima people."2
Other names  Diplodactylus conspicillatus 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 6.3 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


"Occurs in the Carnarvon, west Pilbara and west Gascoyne regions along the central west coast of Western Australia".2

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


"It is most abundant on less rocky habitats such as Triodia sandplains and Mulga woodlands on sandy loam substrates (B. Maryan pers. com.)."2

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