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New England Leaf-tailed Gecko

Saltuarius moritzi with regrown tail
Image: Glenn Shea

Saltuarius moritzi

Couper, Sadlier, Shea & Worthington Wilmer 2008

Etymology: Named for Professor Craig Moritz for his contributions to the molecular phylogenetics of Australian rainforest reptiles.

Snout-vent length:  To 109 mm.

Distribution: Widespread south of the Clarence River, from coastal areas west through the gorge systems of the New England Tableland.

Habitat: Wet sclerophyll forests and rock outcrops and gorge systems.

Conservation status: Protected, Office of Environment and Heritage (NSW).

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