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Don Gray
02-08-2009, 06:21 PM
Hey all, just joined as love animals and gained this gecko before it was let loose in the woods in the snow! can anyone tell me what species and any useful info would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance. Don

Skwerel
02-08-2009, 06:29 PM
This is actually not a gecko, it looks to me like an alligator lizard of some sort. There are many dichotomous keys that can be used to identify it fairly accurately, however to follow these you must be able to look closely at scale types, dorsal and ventral, as well as head shape, plus some other traits. Hope this helps.

Ingo
02-09-2009, 01:39 AM
It is a Gerrhosaurus major, a large plated lizard. Very likely it is a member of the bottegoi subspecies. But not to tell 100% from that pic.

Ingo

alecfeldman
02-18-2009, 08:01 PM
Sudan Plated Lizard

Don Gray
02-27-2009, 03:24 PM
Thanks a lot for all your replies. You have set me on the right road and now have the info i need. Most useful.