gecko on lesotho border...any ID?

gecko on lesotho border...any ID?

Postby drummer » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:21 pm

WHile i found this girl right on the northern border of lesotho...was on a house wall. Only 1 found tho.... Had an idea as to what it was...but now that i am home and can check the field guide the distribution maps don't agree...plus does not look like anything else really. Any idea...?
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Postby drummer » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:23 pm

no edit button eh? mods please fix errors hehe :)
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Postby alexander » Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:37 pm

I can't seem to id it, looks like a tropical house gecko with spots :).
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Postby gaboon69 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:54 pm

mmm..eish...mmm.
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Postby gaboon69 » Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:09 am

Did the homwork and I think Im wrong fellas
Tail and colour aint right...lets wait and see..lekka one.
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Postby mfezi » Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:40 am

could be pachydactylus tigrinus

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Postby Natal Black » Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:29 am

I did some extensive research , it is definitely a Gecko.
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Postby Michelle » Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:24 am

Whatever it is, it's lovely!
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Postby Trayton » Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:32 am

Very light pachydactylus capensis.
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Sat Oct 20, 2007 10:34 am

LOL @ Natal Black

I first thought one of the Pachydactylus capensis/affinis group but with the current response i am not sure. It can't be P. tigrinis though (way out of range and habitat).

It wont be a tropical house gecko (Hemidactylus) though.

Hmmmm?
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Postby Trayton » Sat Oct 20, 2007 12:29 pm

I first thought one of the Pachydactylus capensis/affinis group


Same thing came to mind...but i'm pretty sure its P.capensis.
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Postby Bushviper » Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:38 pm

The head looks very flat with bulging eyes and that does not look like capensis to me.

I agree with Natal black.

Post it on SARCA and then when they let you know you can put us out of our misery.
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Postby drummer » Sun Oct 21, 2007 10:56 am

thought pachydactylus tigrinus first when found....then trying to remember distribution got smacked in the face. Then thought affinis....but also outta range! i am stumped... i really really doubt it is capensis, but who knows eh.
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Postby gaboon69 » Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:15 am

I wouldnt be worried too much about the range mate.
E.g P.Affinis are often seen around the house (B.Branch), and I can imagine that when people move they might hitch a ride in cubboards etc.

Else just an isolated colony of some sorts :)
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Postby Mongoose » Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:18 pm

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