About this object

Lizard with large, flat, triangular head, flattened body with broad leaf or shield-shaped tail with spiny tip. The sides of the head, neck, flanks and upper surface of the tail are covered with long, spiny, pointed scales. Back is olive-green or brownish with occasional large black-bordered pale blotches, head, flanks and legs are streaked, belly whitish. Total length 16-25 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    58.102.18
  • Scientific name
    Phyllurus cornutus (Ogilby, 1892)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SAURIA GEKKONIDAE
  • Common name
    Northern Leaftail Gecko
  • Collector
    L C Dobbie
  • Date collected
    1957-02-10
  • Place collected
    Oceania: Australia: Queensland: Eagle Heights
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Donated by G. Mack, Director, Queensland Museum, 1958
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: J.9617; previous number: 1958.102.18
Object view = Natural Science
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