*Research School of Biological Sciences, The Australian National University.
The ecology of the Australian gecko Heteronotia binoei in northern New South Wales
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
Journal of Zoology
Volume 156, Issue 4, pages 483–497, December 1968
How to Cite
Bustard, H. R. (1968), The ecology of the Australian gecko Heteronotia binoei in northern New South Wales. Journal of Zoology, 156: 483–497. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1968.tb04366.x
- Issue published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Accepted 14 May 1968
A two year study was carried out on Heteronotia binoei (Gray) in the Pilliga Scrub by means of visits of six days' duration in each month of the year. Animals were individually marked by toe-clipping and a mark-recapture programme was carried out throughout the study.
In the Pilliga Scrub Heteronotia lives below bark or boards on the ground or below the bark at the base of dead trees or stumps.
The mark-recapture programme provided extensive data on the population, its movements, growth, tail loss and regeneration. Samples were collected for analysis of intestinal contents. The above data together with observations of behaviour provided a well corroborated picture of the biology of this small gekkonid lizard.