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Hoskin's ring-tailed gecko

Hoskin's ring-tailed gecko (Cyrtodactylus hoskini)
Tozer's Gap, Queensland
Photo © Ray Lloyd
Cyrtodactylus hoskini - Shea, Couper, Worthington Wilmer & Amey, 2011
Pronunciation  SIR-toe-DAK-till-us   HOSS-kinn-ee
Etymology  Cyrtodactylus: 'curved-toe'
hoskini: "Named for Dr Conrad Hoskin (b. 1976) whose work on rainforest frogs and reptiles played an important role in recognizing the significance of rock landscapes (lithorefugia) in preserving ancient rainforest lineages (see Couper & Hoskin 2008); a concept that is well illustrated by the distribution of Australian Cyrtodactylus spp."1
Other names   
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 10 cm
Species max: 10.1 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos


Found along the western edge of Iron Range, Queensland.

Found in the following Australian states/territories



Granite boulders in open forest.1

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