Australian Reptiles

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Few reptiles have the same appeal as the knob-tailed gecko. The tiny tail ending in a little round knob about half the size of a pea, the large beautifully patterned eyes and the face displaying a permanent smile all contribute to the character of this little lizard. The centralian knob-tail is the largest of the group reaching a total length of over 15cm, of which the tail comprises no more than about 3cm. The general body colour is a reddish-brown to match the colour of the red sands of its home. This is overlaid with lighter bands and white dots. The latter are actually some of the tiny spines or tubercles that cover the body of this species giving it a rough appearance and texture.