BARKING OR THICK TAILED GECKO Underwoodisaurus milii (Bory de Saint- Vincent, 1825)
This gecko may exceed 15 cm in length.
Found throughout the southern half of Australia roughly in a line from Brisbane to Perth, this lizard occupies all types of habitat from wet forests to arid scrubs. Sheltering under most types of ground cover this species is often found in small 'family' colonies, of between two and six individuals.
Regenerated tails lack the distinctive pattern or shape of the original, being a consistent greyish, purplish black colour without spines and more rounded in shape, (see photos). Two large eggs are produced.
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.