View Full Version : lygodactylus rex

10-18-2006, 07:19 AM
anybody working with lygodactylus rex?

10-18-2006, 09:08 AM
I doubt it, finding people working with Lygodactylus is hard enough.

10-18-2006, 02:07 PM
kynan, you have any pictures of these guys?

10-18-2006, 03:44 PM
I've never seen that species, or heard about it...

10-18-2006, 03:59 PM
Good luck finding any info. A quick google search yielded no images, and only scant mention in bio-references by region. I did find out it's common name is king dwarf gecko...but that isn't really a revelation now (with the whole rex thing) is it. Any photos anyone has would be truly interesting to see.


02-10-2007, 12:38 AM
where do they occur... i am interested!!

02-10-2007, 09:00 AM
I did a Google image search to see if there might be anything and it came up with absolutely nothing, so I'm interested to know more as well!
This website shows where the species have been found (Malawi and Mozambique): http://www.herpbreeder.com/worldspecies/Sauria/gekkota/lygodactylus.htm

02-15-2007, 02:14 PM
I spoke to don broadley, the guy who described them, and he had this to say

I described Lygodactylus rex in 1963 (Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (13) 6: 285-288). It is the largest species in the genus and is endemic to lowland forest on Mulanje Mountain, southern Malawi. It is blue-grey, suffused with golden yellow laterally, above the shoulder is a conspicuous black patch with a central cream eye-spot