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need help with ID of small lizard

Unread postby alan bluehole » Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:10 pm

He may look plain, but I'd like to know his name:

http://flickr.com/photos/bluehole/28654 ... 341264330/

Where did you see this animal? (southern Kruger)
In what habitat was it? (on a wall)
What size was it approx.? (about 10 cm)
Was it alone? (yes)
What was it doing? (looking at me)
What time of year / season was it? (winter/June 07)
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Re: need help with ID of small lizard

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:46 pm

Hi Alan,

This Is one of the Dwarf Gecko's,
Have no book with me, so unable to narrow it down to a species.

Hopefully that helps.

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Re: need help with ID of small lizard

Unread postby alan bluehole » Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:27 pm

That does. Thank you!
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Re: need help with ID of small lizard

Unread postby Jens » Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:49 pm

Hi Alan Bluehole!

The little Lizard in your photo is a Cape Dwarf Gecko (Lygodactylus capensis)

Regards

Jens

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Re: need help with ID of small lizard

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Sat Sep 20, 2008 7:57 pm

Agreed :) Thanks Jens,I had Bradfields stuck in my head(Found in Namibia i realised)...But wasnt to sure without a book earlier.....Cape Dwarf Gecko..Our Johannesburg garden favourite!
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Gecko: Cape Dwarf

Unread postby JenB » Sun Mar 29, 2009 5:34 am

Rayno's roommate in Skukuza.
Is it a baby one of those with the blue tail we see in the gardens around the reception area? (He wants to know. :lol: )
*I was given a long list of books we need before the next bush visit. :twisted: *

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Re: Lizard ID help please

Unread postby BushSnake » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:03 am

Nope it is it not a rainbow skink. You can see the "sucker pads" on the toes which shows that it is a gecko of some sorts. Baby geckos can be very confusing but this one is a baby cape dwarf gecko (Lygodactylus capensis) which are very common in the KNP.
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Re: Lizard ID help please

Unread postby JenB » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:17 am

Thanx, BushSnake! :D
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