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What gecko is this?

By 21 January 2014 13

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Bec wants to know:

Hi John,

Could you please ask your valued readers for help identifying this gecko I came across in the early hours of this morning?
I was thinking it was a Marbled Gecko, but not too sure…..never seen one in 34 years in the same suburb.

Should I beware our reptile overlords?

Thanks in advance,
Bec

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13 Responses to What gecko is this?
#1
poetix9:31 am, 21 Jan 14

Looks like a substitute tail, doesn’t it?

I think that that is indeed a marbled gecko. I have one at home that comes out and eats insects on one window at night. It hides between the louvres.

http://reptilesofaustralia.com/lizards/geckos/cmarmoratus.html#.UryxlWthiSM

#2
MrBigEars9:42 am, 21 Jan 14

First impression is Christinus marmoratus the Marbled Gecko. I need to have it in hand to ID it properly.

#3
switch9:45 am, 21 Jan 14

Lost its tail and grown a new one at some point.

#4
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd9:46 am, 21 Jan 14

I have had them at my place in the past. Don’t know the name though.

#5
zorro299:54 am, 21 Jan 14

awwwww! whatever it is, it’s adorable :)

#6
Thumper10:19 am, 21 Jan 14

Cute little fellow.

I occasionally see these blokes and the odd Velvet Tail at my place.

#7
maxblues10:24 am, 21 Jan 14

Gordon (on a wall near the street).

#8
tuco10:39 am, 21 Jan 14

It’s Bruce, Gordon’s brother.

#9
MrBigEars10:49 am, 21 Jan 14

Thumper said :

Cute little fellow.

I occasionally see these blokes and the odd Velvet Tail at my place.

Really? I’m quite jealous. The Western (Belconnen) Wasteland is so herpetologically barren I don’t even have skinks.

#10
poetix11:43 am, 21 Jan 14

MrBigEars said :

Thumper said :

Cute little fellow.

I occasionally see these blokes and the odd Velvet Tail at my place.

Really? I’m quite jealous. The Western (Belconnen) Wasteland is so herpetologically barren I don’t even have skinks.

Do you have a garden? If you give them rocks, surely they will come.

#11
MrBigEars12:02 pm, 21 Jan 14

poetix said :

MrBigEars said :

Thumper said :

Cute little fellow.

I occasionally see these blokes and the odd Velvet Tail at my place.

Really? I’m quite jealous. The Western (Belconnen) Wasteland is so herpetologically barren I don’t even have skinks.

Do you have a garden? If you give them rocks, surely they will come.

I have all sorts of lizard appropriate habitat, but as yet no lizards. There’s plenty of invertebrate diversity that they could consume, too. I may be too spatially disconnected from a source population, or the many cats roaming may be intercepting them.

#12
Thumper12:42 pm, 21 Jan 14

MrBigEars said :

poetix said :

MrBigEars said :

Thumper said :

Cute little fellow.

I occasionally see these blokes and the odd Velvet Tail at my place.

Really? I’m quite jealous. The Western (Belconnen) Wasteland is so herpetologically barren I don’t even have skinks.

Do you have a garden? If you give them rocks, surely they will come.

I have all sorts of lizard appropriate habitat, but as yet no lizards. There’s plenty of invertebrate diversity that they could consume, too. I may be too spatially disconnected from a source population, or the many cats roaming may be intercepting them.

I’m only 50 metres from the Gininderra Creek corridor so I reckon that helps.

I’ve had an echidna wander across the front lawn as well :)

#13
maxblues2:40 pm, 21 Jan 14

The Crimes has a photo of a brown devouring a red-bellied black and in the same article mentions a bloke being bitten by a red-bellied black whilst fishing at Lake Gininnderra.

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