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Phyllurus gulbaru HOSKIN, COUPER & SCHNEIDER, 2003

IUCN Red List - Phyllurus gulbaru - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaCarphodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymPhyllurus gulbaru HOSKIN, COUPER & SCHNEIDER 2000
Phyllurus gulbaru — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Phyllurus gulbaru — COGGER 2014: 273
Phyllurus gulbaru — CHAPPLE et al. 2019: 109 
DistributionAustralia (Queensland)

Type locality: Palm Tree Ck, Paluma Range (19° 20’ S, 146° 28’ E), NE Queensland, Australia.  
TypesHolotype: QM J75778 
CommentLimited to a 14 square kilometer area in Queensland and therefore extremely endangered.

Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymologynamed after the Aboriginal name for the Paluma Range. 
  • Bertola, Lorenzo V.; Megan Higgie, and Conrad J. Hoskin 2018. Resolving distribution and population fragmentation in two leaf-tailed gecko species of north-east Australia: key steps in the conservation of microendemic species. Australian Journal of Zoology 66 (2): 152-166 - get paper here
  • Chapple, David G.; Reid Tingley, Nicola J. Mitchell, Stewart L. Macdonald, J. Scott Keogh, Glenn M. Shea, Philip Bowles, Neil A. Cox, John C. Z. Woinarski 2019. The Action Plan for Australian Lizards and Snakes 2017. CSIRO, 663 pp. DOI: 10.1071/9781486309474 - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp. - get paper here
  • Hoskin, C.J.; P. J. Couper & C. J. Schneider 2003. A New Species of Phyllurus (Lacertailia: Gekkonidae) and a Revised Phylogeny and Key for the Australian Leaf-tailed Geckos. Australian Journal of Zoology 51 (2): 153-164 - get paper here
  • HOSKIN, CONRAD J.; LORENZO V. BERTOLA, MEGAN HIGGIE 2019. A new species of Phyllurus leaf-tailed gecko (Lacertilia: Carphodactylidae) from The Pinnacles, north-east Australia. Zootaxa 4576 (1): 127–139 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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