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Mediodactylus kotschyi


Mediodactylus kotschyi
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Copyright: Giorgos Ntachris (GiorDah) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 24] (150)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-11
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 450D, Canon EF 70-300mm IS USM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-20 13:12
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Points: 4
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Familia: Gekkonidae
Subfamilia: Gekkoninae
Genus: Cyrtopodion
Species: Cyrtopodion kotschyi
Subspecies: Cyrtopodion kotschyi beutleri

Description: A small gecko with a maximum length of about 9-10 cm. Vertical pupils, 8-12 longitudinal rows kýlnatých hrbolkatých scales on the back, ending up on the tail and is rather longer than wide. The fingers lack suckers are slim and have smooth scales. The back is stained light or dark gray or brown with transverse rows of dark winding lanes, coupled with lighter spots. Abdominal parts are stained whitish or yellowish.

Environment and Biology: C. kotschyi inhabits rocky or rocky areas with modest vegetation. Gecko can be seen on rocky zítkách and buildings. Way of life is largely nocturnal, but occasionally prowl in the daytime. They feed on insects and spiders. C. kotschyi change color according to the environment and ambient lighting. The female lays 1-2 eggs in the crevices and cracks.

Distribution: Reaches from Southern Italy, via Greece, Aegean Islands, Cyprus, Turkey, Syria, Israel to the west and Iran středokavkazký region until 2500 m altitudes.


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Geia sou Giorgo,
Nice capture of this pretty Gekko, with a regenerated tail. Great sharpness and management of light. Xairetw,
Katerina

Hi Giorgos,
thanks for sharing this nice little gecko with us. It has a very nice design even in the eyes. Looks like it is missing one toe on the left hand!
regards
Pierre

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