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Parkes has or used to have 38 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Border Thick-tailed Gecko.

We took care to attach appropriate images that are as close to representative of each species as our resources and the availability of images allowed. However, we could not ensure perfect accuracy in every case. Some images show species that share the same genus but not at the species or subspecies level.

Photo of Border Thick-tailed Gecko

Border Thick-tailed Gecko

Uvidicolus sphyrurus

Status: Vulnerable

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) lists threatened species under six categories:
Extinct, Extinct in the wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Conservation dependent. Read more about these categories

Uvidicolus sphyrurus is found across 4 electorates.

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. The tail is fat and rectangular with a thin tapering tip and typically has four pale rings.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradationHabitat loss, fragmentation and degradation

Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.

Parkes has or used to have 35 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Border Thick-tailed Gecko but they're just as important.

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