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 Post subject: Re: Gecko I.D
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:22 am 
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Hi friends,
We saw this gecko at Gardenia Hide, at Jan 4th 2011.

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I identified it as a Cape Dwarf Gecko (Lygodactylus capensis)

What do you think? Is it this species?

Sorry for the bad pic...

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 Post subject: Re: Gecko I.D
Unread postPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 1:57 pm 
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Charbel – The gecko in your pic seems to be the “Cape Dwarf Gecko”. :thumbs_up:

They are seldom longer than 7 -8cm and are “day living” or diurnal geckos, feeding mainly on ants and termites.

L. capensis are tree dwelling.

A feature of Dwarf Gecko's are that although they have five digits on each foot, the inner (or thumb) is rudimentary.

The specie L. capensis is ironically found more in the northern and north-eastern Southern Africa than in the Cape area, as its name suggests.


Good for you for taking photos of the small stuff as well. :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Gecko I.D
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The little things were very fun to deal with... Our approach was "big 5 is nice, but there are so many other things" and "let's stay for as many minutes observing an animal as we can, for seeing interesting behaviors".

Thanks for the confirmation, Bryan!

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 Post subject: Re: Geckos
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I am going to stick my neck out and say these are Bibron's Geckoes seen at night in Mata Mata KTP in Jan.

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 Post subject: Re: Geckos
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Elsa wrote:
I am going to stick my neck out and say these are Bibron's Geckoes seen at night in Mata Mata KTP in Jan.

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Elsa you are correct, Chondrodactylus bibronii


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 Post subject: Re: Geckos
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Thanks fooble! :thumbs_up:

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