STONE GECKO Diplodactylus vittatus Gray, 1832
This 8 cm gecko is common throughout south-east Australia.
Juvenile specimens are commonly black in colour.
A ground dweller, it is usually found during the day under cover such as rocks, logs, etc. In forest areas this species prefers exposed places such as large flat rock outcrops, in which they usually occupy rock on rock (as opposed to rock on dirt) positions.
At night this species prefers to forage in open spaces after insects.
This species used to be common in the Rookwood cemetery in the heart of Sydney's western suburbs.
The above was from the book Australian Reptiles and Frogs by Raymond Hoser and now available on a fantastic CD-Rom along with a vast amount of other information, papers and the like on reptiles, frogs and other wildlife.