Geko I.D

Discussion in 'Reptile and Amphibian Identification' started by St3v3, Feb 20, 2020.

  1. St3v3

    St3v3 Not so new Member

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    Found under a pile of roofing iron on Thursday Island

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    @St3v3, It is likely the Eborac Island gecko Nactus eboracensis.

    The thin, clawed digits reduce it to two possible genera in that area - Heteronotia and Nactus. The dorsal scales are too uniform in size for Heternotia. I have no personally experience with Nactus and all my field guides have been packed away for the last two years, so I don’t know the specific diagnostic features to look for. However, based on images from the net, the observable features of N. eboracensis are clearly a better match than those of N. pelagicus. Just bear in mind that this is no guarantee.

    PS The spot-on focus of the photo provided excellent detail. Good job!
     

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