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01-29-2006, 05:03 AM

I am a new member who lives in Wollongong (New South Wales, Australia). Field herping is one of my passions. Last weekend, I travelled out to the Warrumbungle National Park, about an eight-hour drive from where I live. The Warrumbungles are an isolated mountain range west of the Great Dividing Range. They are forested with a variety of eucalyptus and native cypress pine.

The Warrumbungles are a geckophiles paradise. On one full evening of night-driving, I saw over 50 geckos of 6 species. Here are a couple of images of the habitat along the road:



One of the most interesting geckos was the Thick-tailed Gecko (Underwoodisaurus milii). Their body colouration varied from orange to brown. I saw eight of these on the drive. One of these, in particular, was huge (~220mm, 8.5").

Here were two with their original black-and-white banded tails:



These two had regenerated tails. The gecko in the second photo was huge.



More to come in other posts.

01-29-2006, 05:16 AM
Welcome, mate.
The people here will love your Gecko pics.


01-29-2006, 05:22 AM
Welcome to the forum Moloch.

Wow! Love the photos. Keep them coming!


01-29-2006, 05:36 AM
welcome moloch

Great pics

01-29-2006, 05:57 AM
Hello, welcome to the forum, this seems again that there will be lots of good pictures here for the future.
keep posting.
regards stefan

Ken Bartenfeld
01-29-2006, 05:16 PM
Thanks for the pics! Those milii were just gorgeous, did you take pics of any other species of geckos?!

Thanks again!

01-29-2006, 07:12 PM
Welcome. Those are great shots. We would love to see more.
Best Kyle.

01-29-2006, 10:58 PM
cool shots, thanks for the habitat pics, nice to see what type of area you see them in.
What temps do you see them out in?

Nathan Hall
01-30-2006, 01:42 AM
Glad to see you over here, David. Have you found U. sphyrurus in the field? Can't wait to hear about more of your adventures.

Jan Grathwohl
01-30-2006, 03:31 AM
Nice pictures - keep them coming :)

01-30-2006, 03:59 AM
Thanks, everyone, for the welcome.

I have photos of several other species and I will posting these. Also, my son and I travelled through Western Australia last November. I have many gecko photos from that area and will post these as well.

The temperature began at about 30C (86F) at 8:45pm but dropped to 20C (68F) by 1am when I stopped for the night. Geckos were still active at the time that I finished.

I have not yet searched for U. sphyrurus. Hopefully, I will have a chance to look for these next season up in the northern NSW.

Ken Bartenfeld
01-30-2006, 10:58 AM
Can't wait to see them!

01-30-2006, 01:30 PM
Great to see you here as well! Hope to see many more posts in the future.