About this object

Large gecko with slightly flattened, plump body and short, swollen, carrot-shaped tail, constricted at the bas, the feet are bird-like with long, clawed digits. It is deep purplish-brown to reddish-brown above with scattered white or yellowish spots interspersed with tiny dark spots forming 2-3 curved lines across the shoulders and neck. The tail is black with 5-6 narrow, white crossbands. Length up to 15 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Underwoodisaurus milii (Bory, 1825)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Thick-tailed Gecko
  • Collector
    E J Higgins
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Oceania: Australia: Western Australia: Champion Bay
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Purchased from E.J. Higgins, 1869
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 3.11.1869.9
Object view = Natural Science
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