Dtella ID

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  1. GeckoJosh

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    I need to know what type of Dtella this is
    Locality unknown so i know ID wont be easy
    Its about 4cm from snout to vent so im guessing only a few weeks old
    Sorry bout the lighting, my flash is not working
    Or can anyone give any advice on telling them apart?
     

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    Im sorry but what do u base that on?
     
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    From what iv read AHGs have small conicle tubercles scattered on the dorsal surface and tail
    These geckos have really smooth scales all over
     
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    These also lack a claw on the inside toe
    I understand that AHGs have claws on all toes
     
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    I believe it is an asian house gecko also.
    A lot of them have tubercules on the tail only, however this gecko that you have looks as though it has a regenerated tail, in which case it may not have tubercules on its tail.
    There aren't many gehyra's that reside in that area, but there is a chance it could be G. dubia or G.variegata, however they usually have a lot of patterning.
     
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    Yeah its not a AHG
    Iv got 3 of them and they all look the same
    I bought them on license but the guy at the time could not remember which Dtella it was
    Iv had a really close look and they dont have a claw on their inside toe, indicating that it is not a house gecko
    It would definitively be a G. dubia or G.variegata as they are the only ones on a NSW class 1 license except for G.australis
    Can u tell me how to tell the 2 apart?
    That would be great as im having trouble getting hold of the guy i got them of
    thanks
     
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    Can you get a reptile field guide and identify the animal from that? It will come down to looking at the subdigital lamellae and seeing if they're divided or undivided.


    Stewart
     
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    Sorry but can you please translate that
    Yeah iv got Steve Swanson Field Guide but as it says in their they are variable and probably comprise of more than one species currently recognized
    So if u can tell me a way that will be super
     
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    These are some side pics, sorry bout the focus
     

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    Come on where are the gecko experts when u need them
    Can anyone please explain what subdigital lamellae is?
     
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    If you meant that you have the Wilson and Swan feild guide (and if it is the current edition) turn to page 64 and it will explain the answer to your question.
     
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    No i meant the Stephen Swanson Field Guide to Australian Reptiles
    (not the pocket version)
     
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    Im sorry i dont have my Coggers handy (i lent it to a friend)
    Is their someone that can explain it to me or suggest a site that has this info?
     
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    Can someone please shed some light?
     
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    Hi.
    Given that the individual in your first pic seems different to your second and third pic, im pretty confident that you have at least one G. veriagata. The one in the first pic looks a little different but if you bought them all from the same person, its likely to be G. veriagata also...
    Hope this helps.
     
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    Thanks yeah i was thinking thats what they were but was not sure
    One of them lacks markings but is otherwise identical so i was thinking hypo maybe
     
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    some better pics,
    Sorry bout the pic quality as these are very hard geckos to photograph due to size and skittish behavior
    Locality is unknown as they were bought as captive bred (the seller still has not given me a species name almost a month later:evil:)
     

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    Only if he has something to feed them to :lol:
     
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    thanks Jas, i was tempted to give them to my leaf tails the other night when i ran out of food:p
     
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