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Ground geckos
Lucasium - Wermuth, 1965

Pronunciation: loo-KAY-zee-umm
Etymology: Named after Arthur Lucas.

Taxonomic notes:

Members of this genus were previously placed in Diplodactylus.

Notes:
Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Oviparous - 11 out of 11 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: yellow-snouted ground gecko (Lucasium occultum) at 4.1 cm
 Longest Australian species: pale-striped ground gecko (Lucasium immaculatum) at 8.5 cm
Number of Australian species: 11
 

white-spotted ground gecko (Lucasium alboguttatum)
Kalbarri, Western Australia
Photo © David Fischer
white-spotted ground gecko (Lucasium alboguttatum) distribution range map Lucasium alboguttatum
White-spotted ground gecko
Year described
(Werner 1910)
Description

Southern sandplain gecko (Lucasium bungabinna)
Bungalbin Hill, Western Australia
Photo © Brad Maryan
Southern sandplain gecko (Lucasium bungabinna) distribution range map Lucasium bungabinna
Southern sandplain gecko
Year described
Doughty & Hutchinson 2008
Description
Moderately large. Relatively large apical plates on digits, with the pair of apical plates being slightly wider than the finger and the length of the apical plate more than twice the length of the claw when viewed ventrally. Rostral scale bordering the nostril, separating the anterior supranasal from the first supralabial. Well-defined vertebral stripe. Simple pattern of lateral spots. A median series of enlarged, mostly single, subdigital scales.

gibber gecko (Lucasium byrnei)
Mutawintji, New South Wales
Photo © David Fischer
gibber gecko (Lucasium byrnei) distribution range map Lucasium byrnei
Gibber gecko
Year described
(Lucas & Frost 1896)
Description

beaded gecko (Lucasium damaeum)
Hattah Kulhkyne National Park, Victoria
Photo © Henry Cook
beaded gecko (Lucasium damaeum) distribution range map Lucasium damaeum
Beaded gecko
Year described
(Lucas & Frost 1896)
Description
No enlarged subdigital lamellae; scales underneath digits are small.

pale-striped ground gecko (Lucasium immaculatum)
Windorah, Queensland
Photo © David Fischer
pale-striped ground gecko (Lucasium immaculatum) distribution range map Lucasium immaculatum
Pale-striped ground gecko
Year described
(Storr 1988)
Description

Main's ground gecko (Lucasium maini)
Hyden, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan Vos
Main's ground gecko (Lucasium maini) distribution range map Lucasium maini
Main's ground gecko
Year described
(Kluge 1962)
Description

yellow-snouted ground gecko (Lucasium occultum)
Captive animal
Captive animal kindly provided by Danny Brown

Photo © Stewart Macdonald
yellow-snouted ground gecko (Lucasium occultum) distribution range map Lucasium occultum
Yellow-snouted ground gecko
Year described
(King, Braithwaite & Wombey 1982)
Description

mottled ground gecko (Lucasium squarrosum)
Wiluna, Western Australia
Photo © David Fischer
mottled ground gecko (Lucasium squarrosum) distribution range map Lucasium squarrosum
Mottled ground gecko
Year described
(Kluge 1962)
Description

box-patterned gecko (Lucasium steindachneri)
Barakula State Forest, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
box-patterned gecko (Lucasium steindachneri) distribution range map Lucasium steindachneri
Box-patterned gecko
Year described
(Boulenger 1885)
Description

sand-plain gecko (Lucasium stenodactylum)
Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
sand-plain gecko (Lucasium stenodactylum) distribution range map Lucasium stenodactylum
Sand-plain gecko
Year described
(Boulenger 1896)
Description
A pair of enlarged subdigital lamellae at tip of digit.

Pilbara ground gecko (Lucasium wombeyi)
Hamersley Range, Western Australia
Photo © Jordan de Jong
Pilbara ground gecko (Lucasium wombeyi) distribution range map Lucasium wombeyi
Pilbara ground gecko
Year described
(Storr 1978)
Description

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