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Desert fat-tailed gecko

Desert fat-tailed gecko (Diplodactylus laevis)
Simpson Desert, Queensland
Photo © Jordan de Jong
Diplodactylus laevis - (Sternfield, 1924)
Pronunciation  DIP-low-DAK-till-us  
Etymology  Diplodactylus: 'double-toe'.1
Other names  Diplodactylus conspicillatus 
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 6.5 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


"Widely distributed over much of the Australian arid zone, occurring from the Dampier Peninsula, Pilbara and Great Victoria Desert in the west, through much of north-western South Australia and the southern half of the Northern Territory, with an apparently isolated eastern population in the Channel Country around north-eastern South Australia"2

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland


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