Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko

Scientific Name

Phyllurus cornutus
Native Animals

The southern leaf-tailed gecko feeds on invertebrates and lives in large sandstone crevices and caves.

They are common on the Northern Beaches and you’re likely to find these lizards in your backyard, garage or house.

Geckos may squeak if you handle them. When threatened or attacked geckos discard their tails to escape to safety.