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Arnhem phasmid gecko

Arnhem phasmid gecko (Strophurus horneri)
Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
Photo © Brendan Schembri
Strophurus horneri - Oliver & Parkin, 2014
Pronunciation  stroff-YUHR-uss   HORN-err-ee
Etymology  Strophurus: 'turning-tail'
horneri: "Named in honor of Dr. Paul Horner, Emeritus Curator of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, in recognition of his significant contributions to Australian reptile systematics."1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 3.6 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Arnhem Plateau region in the Top End of the Northern Territory.1

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory


"well developed spinifex patches on or at the base of large sandstone escarpment or boulders"1

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