Golden-tailed Gecko

THREATENED SPECIES - Winner

This Gecko, one of our most striking reptiles, is one of several that are now rare due to significant habitat loss in the Brigalow Belt bioregion. This individual was found on a recent ‘herping’ (looking for Frogs and reptiles) trip to a small national park in this area.

Southern Brigalow Belt, Queensland

Canon 40D, 60mm f2.8 macro, 1/80, f14, ISO 100

Status: The Golden-tailed Gecko lives in open woodland and open forest. Almost all known records of this species have occurred within the Brigalow Belt bioregion (southern Queensland and northern New South Wales). It is listed as Rare.

by Ben Nottidge, Queensland