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By turning stones in the desert steppe of Southern Tunisia near Ksar Ghilane I found this tiny Gekkonid, it is (tentatively) Stenodactylus stenodactylus, Lichtenstein's Short fingered Gecko. It was'nt running away and I put the stone back on. This is a kind of Gecko that does not climb walls but digs and runs at night on sand and rock. Cicindela has presented this animal from the wild on TN before.
ID: Three small Gekkonids occur in this region: Stenodactylus petrii, S. stenodactylus and Tropionotus tripolitanus.
Technical stuff: I have a problem to get the pictures from the desert sharp on TN (the originals are in focus and sharp). Hopefully I will find out the reason.
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- [2016-07-24 11:53]
Hallo Dieter nochmals,
Ein hübscher kleiner Gecko, eine feine Begenung in der Wüste. Das Bild ist ein wenig überbelichtet, aber als Dokument sowieso gültig.
- [2016-07-24 13:56]
Hi Dietrich,another nice suprise from your trip,a curious gecko very well camouflated,the sharpness and the colors are very very good! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
- [2016-07-25 10:02]
Beautiful photo of this Gekko in fine camouflaged colors and good sharpness.