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Heppy
03-01-2009, 01:51 PM
Anyone know the difference between Gekko ulikovskii, Gekko auratus and Gekko petricola. I have had a pair of golden geckos for about a year and im still not sure if there the same species. I always presumed there were ulikovskii, but the female doesn't seem to grow or put on weight its much slender with an elongated head. Pics to follow.

cheers

PassPort
03-01-2009, 02:37 PM
Anyone know the difference between Gekko ulikovskii, Gekko auratus and Gekko petricola. I have had a pair of golden geckos for about a year and im still not sure if there the same species. I always presumed there were ulikovskii, but the female doesn't seem to grow or put on weight its much slender with an elongated head. Pics to follow.

cheers


Gekko ulikovskii is whjat you have. They were being imported in decent numbers before they were even scientifically described, so there's been several names for them. 'Auratus' was the most common "trade name" (meaning not an official scientific name) for ulikovskii until they were officially described about 15 years ago. Some importers still list them as 'auratus.'

Gekko petricolus is an entirely different gecko that looks somewhat similar to ulikovskii. These, however, have not been imported in over 10 years to my knowledge and even then were not imported in very large numbers. Very few keepers are working with them now (myself included) and they are quite rare. Every once and a while ulikovskii are listed as petricolus on an import list by mistake.

I hope I answered your questions.

Heppy
03-01-2009, 04:43 PM
Cheers thats cleared that one up.

crestedtimm
03-01-2009, 06:40 PM
You could still follow up with some pics....

Timm

Heppy
06-03-2009, 03:23 PM
Bit late but i requested heres the pics

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn270/heppy6/001.jpg

http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn270/heppy6/006-1.jpg

holocaustto
06-03-2009, 07:18 PM
Beautiful.
I really these Geckos...