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Northern Pilbara beak-faced gecko

northern Pilbara beak-faced gecko (Diplodactylus galaxias)
Millstream, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
Diplodactylus galaxias - Doughty, Pepper & Keogh, 2010
Pronunciation  DIP-low-DAK-till-us  
Etymology  Diplodactylus: 'double-toe'.1
galaxias: 'in reference to the widely-scattered spots on the dorsum which resemble stars in a galaxy. Used as a noun in apposition.'2
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 4.4 cm
Female avg: 4.4 cm
Male avg: 3.8 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Pilbara region of Western Australia, from the mouth of the Fortescue River east to Burrup Peninsula, inland to Whim Creek; towards Pannawonica and inland along the Chichester Range (but not south of the Fortescue River), to the headwaters of the Western Shaw River. Also known from West Intercourse Island in the Dampierland Archipelago.2

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Western Australia


Stony hills with spinifex, eucalypts and wattles.2

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