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Leaf tailed gecko


Small in size rough skin dark in colour


Dark damp places easy to hide in


I found this leaf tailed gecko in my garage which is very dark and quiet great place for a gecko


Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

This is a great first spotting, Sophie, thanks for sharing and Welcome to Project Noah! We hope you like the site as much as we do. There are many features you can explore, but first you should read the where you can find all the advice and "rules" of Project Noah :-) We also have a blog where we post articles from our specialists from different areas and categories of spottings, as well as wildlife "adventures". There are also a support chat for technical help and a nature chat to connect with other PN users. You, like the rest of the community, will be able to suggest IDs for species that you know but that have not been identified, and make other comments on others' spottings, and they on yours. We also have "missions" you can join and add spottings to Note that most missions are "local". Be sure not to add to a mission outside of its boundaries :-) Each mission has a map you may consult showing its range. So enjoy yourself, share, communicate, learn. See you around :-)

ShannaB 6 years ago

Great spotting, Sophie. I used to see these when I lived in Hornsby a few years ago. Here's one that we saw: Your pic is much better than mine though, you can really see why it's called a leaf-tailed gecko! You should enter in the scientific name 'Phyllurus platurus' as Scott has suggested so Project Noah knows that you have identified the animal correctly. The scientific name is also important as 'common names' can sometimes be different - as you can see Scott has called it a Broad-tailed Gecko while I have called it a Southern Leaf-Tailed Gecko (but they are the same type of lizard)! Enjoy Project Noah - we'll look forward to seeing more of your pics. : )

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Dec 11, 2013
Submitted on Dec 11, 2013

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