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Banded gecko

Coloenyx variegatus


Medium-sized lizard with protruding eyelids. Light tan with dark brown to black crossbands, most evident in juveniles, breaking up with age into blotches, spots, and variegations. Skin purple; dorsal scales uniformily granular. Preanal pores continuous across midline of males. Toes slender; no pads.


Rocky tracts, canyon walls, and sand dunes in desert and semiarid areas. Avoids the heat of day by hiding in rock crevices or under logs, fallen limbs, pr rubbish.

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California, USA

Spotted on Aug 24, 2012
Submitted on Aug 25, 2012

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