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Pale-headed gecko

pale-headed gecko (Heteronotia fasciolatus)
West Macdonnell Ranges, Northern Territory
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Heteronotia fasciolatus - Pepper, Doughty, Fujita, Moritz and Keogh, 2013
Pronunciation  'varied back'.1   FASS-ee-oh-LAH-tuss
Etymology  Heteronotia: HET-err-oh-NOH-tee-ah
fasciolatus: "In a PhD thesis, Stewart (1996) informally proposed the name H. fasciolatus based on four karyotyped specimens from Undoolya Station in Central Australia. Fasciolatus is a diminutive of the Latin fascia, meaning ‘band’."2
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 4.8 cm
Species max: 5.7 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


"Known from the east and west Macdonnell Ranges (and including Harts Range) of central Australia. Not occurring north of Harts Range or at Mt. Doreen, or south in the Gardiner and James Ranges."2

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory


"Sheltering among rocks naturally, but can be found among human-made structures such as sheet metal in rocky surrounds."2

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