Beaded Gecko
S3, "Eyebrow"
Murray Mallee Region
Eastern Spiny-tailed Gecko
Beaded Gecko (Lucasium damaeum)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Reptiles (Reptilia)
Order: Scaled Reptiles (Squamata)
Family: Gecko (Gekkota: Diplodactylidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Beaded Gecko (Lucasium damaeum)
This Photo:     S1, ventral

Thank you David Muirhead for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Riverland and possibly elsewhere
A few of these were found on an expedition North of here, with a team of people helping with id's.
Quite unique in their patterning, two specimens here show the difference between the original tail & a regrown one.
They have a very large "eyebrow" which generally looks yellow.
The three we found ranged between ~35mm to ~50mm SVL.

Copyright © 2019-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-Oct-2019
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)