There’s no need to pre-book general admission tickets. Simply arrive at Level 2 to enter the museum between 9:30am and 3pm (doors close at 4pm). 

Thick-tailed Gecko

Underwoodisaurus milii

(from our Wildlife of Greater Brisbane, 2nd ed. 2007)


  • Head and body length: 10cm
  • Snout-vent length: 96mm

Thick-tailed Gecko, Underwoodisaurus milii Pink to purple-brown with rows of cream to yellow spots. Original tail has black and white bands; regenerated tail lacks obvious pattern. Only gecko around Brisbane with slender fingers and toes that lack pads (an adaptation to life on the ground).


Dry areas; shelters in burrows and beneath stones or rocks.


Uncommon in Brisbane's outskirts. Eastern and southern Australia.



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