Strophurus strophurus — Western Spiny-tailed Gecko
Some other names for this species:
Western Ring-tailed Gecko, Silver Spinytail Gecko
My sister and I saw several of these geckos on the road at night. From a distance they look fairly drab, but a closer look reveals intricate scale patterns, yellow eye and tail rings, and those fantastic eyes.
Ive written up an account of this three-week trip to Australia here.
- Bush, B., Maryan, B., Browne-Cooper, R., Robinson, D. 2007. Reptiles and Frogs in the Bush: Southwestern Australia
- Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition
- Wilson, S. K., Knowles, D. 1988. Australia's Reptiles: A Photographic Reference to the Terrestrial Reptiles of Australia
- Wilson, S. and Swan, G. 2017. A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia, Fifth Edition