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Bibron's Gecko

Pachydactylus bibronii


Bibron's gecko is a species of thick-toed gecko endemic to southern Africa. It is about 7" long, rough-skinned with round tubercles over much of its surface. It has the usual spatulate gecko toes, although they're a bit fat, which explains the "thick-toed" name. It's a pretty gecko, with big brown eyes. Its markings are bright, white, brown and black.


It was spotted near the foundation of a thatched hut in a game reserve consisting of open woods, thornveldt, and several waterholes. Since it's both arboreal (climbing) and ground-dwelling it has lots of goodies to pick from.


I think it preys on edible things in the thatch.

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Irene Brady
Spotted by
Irene Brady

Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa

Lat: -23.99, Long: 31.55

Spotted on Aug 13, 2012
Submitted on Feb 13, 2016

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