BYNOE'S GECKO Heteronotia binoei (Gray, 1845)
This small 7 cm gecko is highly variable in colour, ranging from whites, reds, browns, greys or even black with or without flecks, or some kind of colour pattern.
It is found throughout Australia except for the far southeast and far southwest. It is possibly the most abundant gecko in Australia, occupying all habitats, and is often found in very large numbers.
A principal food source for many other species of reptile, most specimens are found by day hiding under any sort of ground cover. This terrestrial gecko feeds on insects at night. The female produces two eggs.
Parthenogenesis, where all specimens are female and can produce fertile eggs without males, is known in this species. Parthenogenesis appears to result from an unusually high number of chromosomes, in the form of a triploid set, as opposed to the usual diploid set found in non-parthenogens.
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.