Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


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Typical Geckos

Compiler and date details

December 2011 - Dr Paul Horner


A family primarily of small nocturnal lizards occurring throughout tropical and temperate regions. Restricted after Han et al. (2004), with seven genera and 75 species in Australia.



Characterised in Australia by: well-developed pentadactyl limbs; eyes without movable eyelids, each covered by a fixed transparent spectacle; pupil (in daylight) a narrow vertical slit; external ear-opening present; body scales juxtaposed; tongue short, flat and fleshy, slightly notched in front.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
15-Oct-2020 GEKKONIDAE 20-Jan-2021 MODIFIED
07-Feb-2024 30-Mar-2012 MODIFIED
07-Feb-2024 16-Dec-2011 MOVED
07-Feb-2024 07-Dec-2011 MODIFIED
08-Mar-2011 08-Mar-2011 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)