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Reticulated Geckos (Pics)

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Posted by: Chris_McMartin at Wed Jul 30 20:56:33 2008  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Chris_McMartin ]  
   

NOTE: THESE ARE ILLEGAL TO COLLECT WITHOUT A PERMIT. The person who collected these has a scientific collection permit for Coleonyx reticulatus issued by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Reticulated, or "Big Bend," Geckos are native to (surprise) the Big Bend region of Texas and probably adjoining Mexico. Individuals were observed and captured 13-14 June 2008.

Left to right: subadult female reticulatus, male reticulatus, female brevis:



Male reticulatus and female brevis--note size difference between these two adult representatives of their species:



Closeup of the female retic. Note translucent quality to the skin.



brevis and female reticulatus. Although these two animals are roughly the same size, note the larger head (relative to body) of the retic:



Male retic, closeup:



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Chris McMartin
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I'm Not a Herpetologist, but I Play One on the Internet


   

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