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Leschenault's Leaf-toed Gecko

Hemidactylus leschenaultii


Comparatively large gecko from dry zone. It inhabits large trees (specially Kumbuk [Terminalia arjuna] hence the Sinhalese name Kumbuk huna) , rock outcrops and sometime even houses. It is diurnal in habit but mostly active during dawn and dusk. Its main prey consist of insects though there are records of this gecko feeds on large animals like other geckos, skinks, snakes (Ruchira somaweera reported a instance where it was preying on a wolf snake (Lycodon striatus) – gecko (2) 2004 ) and mouse (from India).

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 6 years ago

A new one for me but pattern matches #2 on ;-)

NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Thanks Scott, i found an id via a local reptile group, what do you think?

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Shaped, if not patterned, like Gehyra mutilata.

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Spotted on Nov 9, 2013
Submitted on Dec 3, 2013

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