The Gulbaru gecko is a grey reptile growing to 18 cm with irregular dark blotches on head body and limbs with a pair of large dark and white blotches immediately anterior to the tail base. Blotches align across limbs and digits are strongly banded. Body and limbs are covered in small granules intermixed with larger pale conical tubercules. The tail is long and cylindrical. The head is large, triangular, distinct from neck; covered in very small granules with larger pale conical tubercles at back and sides of head.
Gulbaru Gecko |
Status: Critically Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Phyllurus gulbaru
Climate change is a potential threat to the species; for example if it leads to drier conditions and greater potential for fire.
The species is restricted to a very small area and continued reduction and fragmentation of this range by fire is undoubtedly having a serious impact (Hoskin; 2007).