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Bent-toed Gecko

Cyrtodactylus macrotuberculatus

Description:

This gecko species was newly described in 2008, and was one of 6 seen over 2 nights in Langkawi, Malaysia. Upon approaching this individual to take a picture, the gecko jumped from the rock he was standing on and landed in the shallows at the side of a stream, where he remained motionless despite me getting close to take photos. Although obviously a gecko, from a distance and sat in water, it looked remarkably similar to a young alligator.



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8 Comments

doreen.chambers.14
doreen.chambers.14 6 years ago

Thanks for the information. Doreen

KarenL
KarenL 6 years ago

Fun fact! It is estimated that only 14% of all the Earth’s species have been discovered, and every year many new species of animal are discovered. This gecko species was first described in 2008. Who knows what exciting new discoveries await us in 2014!

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LisaPowers
LisaPowers 6 years ago

Fabulous! Thanks for sharing such a cool event!

the reptile man
the reptile man 6 years ago

that is the coolest gecko i have ever seen.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 6 years ago

great spotting....

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

What a smart-looking Gecko - lovely shot too ! Thanks Kristian

Arya
Arya 6 years ago

Very cool spotting! Congrats on finding such a new and rare animal!

RiekoS
RiekoS 6 years ago

Nice shot!

kdpicturemaker
kdpicturemaker 6 years ago

No words good enough to describe how great this one is!

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Wonderful capture!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Fabulous photo. What a great spotting. Doesn't look too macrotuberculatus. Our geckos seem to remain away from water. Thanks for sharing this one.

Kristian Bell
Spotted by
Kristian Bell

Perlis, Malaysia

Lat: 6.33, Long: 99.85

Spotted on Jan 10, 2014
Submitted on Jan 10, 2014

Spotted for Mission

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