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  • Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko

    Description The southern leaf-tailed gecko has two species. One, Saltuarius wyberba, lives in the granite belt of northern New South Wales and southern Queensland, Australia. They do their foraging at night on massive rock faces. They have been observed active at temperatures colder than −10°C. The other species, Saltuarius swaini, inhabits rainforests and lives inside […]

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  • Common house gecko

    Description The common house gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) (not to be confused with the Mediterranean species Hemidactylus turcicus known as Mediterranean house gecko), is a native of Southeast Asia. It is also known as the Pacific house gecko, the Asian house gecko, or simply, the house lizard. Most geckos are nocturnal, hiding during the day and […]

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  • Common garden skink

    Description The pale-flecked garden sunskink or common garden skink (Lampropholis guichenoti ) is a species of small common skink endemic to Australia and New Zealand Lampropholis guichenoti can grow to a maximum of 14 cm, but rarely exceeds 9cm. According to statistics, the average common garden skink lives up to 2–3 years. The garden skink usually […]

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  • Australian Water Dragon

    Description The Australian water dragon (Intellagama lesueurii, formerly Physignathus lesueurii [1]), which includes the eastern water dragon (I. l. lesueurii ) and the Gippsland water dragon (I. l. howittii ) subspecies, is an arboreal agamid species native to eastern Australia from Victoria northwards to Queensland. There may be a small introduced population on the south-east […]

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  • Goannas

    Description A goanna is any of several Australian monitor lizards of the genus Varanus, as well as certain species from Southeast Asia. Around 30 species of goanna are known, 25 of which are found in Australia. This varied group of carnivorous reptilesranges greatly in size and fills several ecological niches.[1] The goanna features prominently in […]

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  • Bluetongue Lizard

    Description Blue-tongued skinks comprise the Australasian genus Tiliqua, which contains some of the largest members of the skink family(Scincidae). They are commonly called blue-tongued lizards or simply blue-tongues in Australia. As suggested by these common names, a prominent characteristic of the genus is a large blue tongue that can be bared as a bluff-warning to […]

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