The Border Thick-tailed Gecko is a pale fawn to brown reptile growing to 7 cm with faint, darker brown flecks, very small white spots scattered over the head, neck, back, sides and limbs and dark grey-brown/black tail with alternate dark and pale cross-bands formed by rows of large tubercles (Cogger 2000). The tail is fat and rectangular with a thin tapering tip and typically has four pale rings (NSW OEH 2013p).
Border Thick-tailed Gecko, Granite Belt Thick-tailed Gecko |
Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Uvidicolus sphyrurus
Threats The main identified threats to the Border Thick tailed Gecko include habitat clearing for agriculture and development the collection of bush rock and dead wood for fires inappropriate fire regimes grazing and trampling of habitat by domestic stock and feral goats (Capra hircus) and predation by feral cats (Felis catus) and European red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) (DECC; 2005).