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Vertebrates - Gewervelden - Vertébrés => Reptiles - Reptielen - Reptiles => Topic started by: Paul Cools on Mon, 13 May 2019, 02:50:08 PM

Title: Unknown Geckos at Brownsberg | Hemidactylus mabouia + Lepidodactylus lugubris
Post by: Paul Cools on Mon, 13 May 2019, 02:50:08 PM
There where a lot of Gecko's in Brownsberg this march, but i dont know if they are all the same species.
Title: Re: Unknown Geckos at Brownsberg
Post by: D.Lock on Sun, 26 May 2019, 03:00:40 PM
hemidactylus mabouia, thecadactylus rapicauda is also common around there, they get pretty big!
Title: Re: Unknown Geckos at Brownsberg
Post by: Paul Cools on Wed, 29 May 2019, 01:42:37 PM
Dankje :)
Title: Re: Unknown Geckos at Brownsberg
Post by: Auke on Sat, 01 June 2019, 08:08:52 PM
I agree on Hemidactylus mabouia for the first specimen, but could you post a high quality pic of the body of the second one? Also, please post just one species per thread.

Cheers, Auke
Title: Re: Unknown Geckos at Brownsberg
Post by: Auke on Tue, 07 July 2020, 11:18:08 PM
The second specimen seems to be Lepidodactylus lugubris (Gekkonidae) rather than Hemidactylus mabouia (also Gekkonidae), based on its smooth back with no apparent large scales. Both species are introduced invasive species in the Guianas, but L. lugubris was first mentioned for Suriname in 2015, while H. mabouia has been here for decades.

Cheers, Auke :-)