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Phasmid striped gecko

phasmid striped gecko (Strophurus taeniatus)
Wongalara Sanctuary, Northern Territory
Photo © Stephen Zozaya
Strophurus taeniatus - (Lönnberg & Andersson, 1913)
Pronunciation  stroff-YUHR-uss   TEE-nee-AH-tuss
Etymology  Strophurus: 'turning-tail'
taeniatus: 'striped'1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 4.4 cm
Clutch size
Average: 2
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Occurs in rocky areas across tropical northern Australia, from about Broome, Western Australia, to near Winton, Queensland. An apparently isolated population is known from Gilberton Station, in the Einasleigh Uplands of north-eastern Queensland.2

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia


Known mostly from rocky areas with spinifex (Triodia). Like other 'striped' Strophurus, it lives primarily within the thick, spiny matrix of spinifex hummocks.

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