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Scaly-fingered geckos
Lepidodactylus - Fitzinger, 1843

Pronunciation: LEP-id-oh-DAK-till-us
Etymology: 'scaly finger'.

Taxonomic notes:

Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Oviparous - 3 out of 3 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: Christmas Island gecko (Lepidodactylus listeri) at 4.6 cm
 Longest Australian species: mourning gecko (Lepidodactylus lugubris) at 5 cm
Number of Australian species: 3

Christmas Island gecko (Lepidodactylus listeri)
Christmas Island
Photo © Hal Cogger
Christmas Island gecko (Lepidodactylus listeri) distribution range map Lepidodactylus listeri
Christmas Island gecko
Year described
(Boulenger 1889)

mourning gecko (Lepidodactylus lugubris)
Airlie Beach, Queensland
Photo © David Fischer
mourning gecko (Lepidodactylus lugubris) distribution range map Lepidodactylus lugubris
Mourning gecko
Year described
(Duméril & Bibron 1836)

No thumbnail available slender chained gecko (Lepidodactylus pumilus) distribution range map Lepidodactylus pumilus
Slender chained gecko
Year described
(Boulenger 1885)

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