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Nactus - Kluge, 1983

Pronunciation: NACK-tuss
 Etymology: 'stumbled-upon'.1

Taxonomic notes:

Statistics: Reproductive modes:
Oviparous - 4 out of 4 Australian species

Size range:
Smallest Australian species: Black Mountain gecko (Nactus galgajuga) at 5 cm
 Longest Australian species: pelagic gecko (Nactus pelagicus) at 5.7 cm
Number of Australian species: 4

Chevert's gecko (Nactus cheverti)
Davies Creek, Queensland
Photo © Stephen Zozaya
Chevert's gecko (Nactus cheverti) distribution range map Nactus cheverti
Chevert's gecko
Year described
(Boulenger 1885)

Eborac Island gecko (Nactus eboracensis)
Iron Range, Queensland
Photo © Stewart Macdonald
Eborac Island gecko (Nactus eboracensis) distribution range map Nactus eboracensis
Eborac Island gecko
Year described
(Macleay 1877)

Black Mountain gecko (Nactus galgajuga)
Black Mountain, Queensland
Photo © Stephen Zozaya
Black Mountain gecko (Nactus galgajuga) distribution range map Nactus galgajuga
Black Mountain gecko
Year described
(Ingram 1978)

pelagic gecko (Nactus pelagicus)
Mount Panie, New Caledonia
Photo © George Cruiser
pelagic gecko (Nactus pelagicus) distribution range map Nactus pelagicus
Pelagic gecko
Year described
(Girard 1858)
Status uncertain (Wilson & Swan 2008).

  1. Ehmann, Harald (1992). Encyclopedia of Australian animals: Reptiles. Angus and Robertson. 495 pp - search web for this book
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