Extensive surveys in the southern Paluma Range of northeast Queensland has identified six subpopulations of Gulbaru leaf-tailed gecko.
The estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) for this species has been calculated as 23 km², although this excluded areas between the localities with no suitable habitat, and its area of occupancy (AOO) as 14 km².
Extensive surveys in the southern Paluma Range of northeast Queensland has now identified six subpopulations, which are isolated from one another, all in the south Paluma Range west of Townsville. Most of the six localities are distant from one another and exhibit a degree of genetic divergence from one another.
A revised area of occupancy derived from these localities suggests the true area of occupancy may be 10-12 km².
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• Sources | (Hoskin, 2018; Hoskin, Couper, & Schneider, 2003; The State of Queensland, 2018)
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