Help with Gecko ID

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  1. Jasspa

    Jasspa Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys,
    Was wondering if someone could give me a second opinion on the species of gecko that I found a while back. I have ID'd it as a Main's Ground Gecko (Lucasium mainii), however I have never been 100% sure.
    I found her in Merredin area, Wheatbelt region of WA.

    Thanks guys!
     

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    it looks like a beaked gecko rhynchoedura ornata
     
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    Looks like L. mainii to me and the distribution seems to fit.

    Why would you think it wasn't?
     
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    might be a western stone gecko (Diplodactylus granariensis)
     
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    Jasspa Well-Known Member

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    Uuum, just questioning myself I suppose.
    The patterning and location seem to match - I was just never sure.
     
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    Rostral scale looks to be in contact with the nostril so I'd say you're spot on Jasspa.
     
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    I WANT IT! Are they common in captivity?
     
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    no.
     
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    Beaked Gecko
     
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    It's definitely not a beaked gecko ;)
     
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    It does look a bit like alboguttatus...
     
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    They look similar but wrong area for alboguttatus I think.
     
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    Yes it is, though you shouldn't rely too much on distribution maps as often things turn up well outside them.
     
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    Sorry if I have gave wrong response.. I typed beaked gecko in google images and a gecko identical one to that one popped up..
     
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    maybe a gibbers gecko?
     
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    No worries, google images often comes up with different species to what you search anyway, just thought I'd clarify as a few people had guessed it. They look very different with a sharply pointed "beak".


    Yeah true, I've found some species way out of their range (well what it says in the field guide), a recent example being Ctenotus calurus in the Simpson Desert, Qld. I think this can often occur because the remote arid zones of Australia aren't often widely explored or researched. Having said all that, I'll stick with my first opinion :p
     
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    beaded gecko maybe LOL
     
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    Thanks for your input guys.
    What ever she is, I had a lot of find finding her!
     
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    IT is definatly a beaded gecko no doubt about it.
     
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    :lol:
     
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