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camo
03-15-2009, 01:09 PM
I have a picture here of gecko that I need help identifying. One of my friends is in Madagascar (Lucky) and I asked him to take some pictures of what he could find. He is staying in Tulear.

The first looks like a Paragehyra petiti which is found in that region.
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb105/Ur0platus/PICT0049.jpg

danscantle
03-15-2009, 06:55 PM
I'm skeptical about anyone just happening upon Paragehyra petiti. The animal in the photograph looks like a Hemidactylus - either mercatorius or an unusually patterned mabouia. Ask him if the the lamellae are arranged in a single row or appear divided in two.

Lamellae are the white-colored scales on the bottom of the toe pad. If it is a Hemidactylus, then it will look like each scale has been cut in two, along the axis of the digit, like the photo below.
http://www.pdn.ac.lk/socs/zaup/reptiles/images/gekkonidae/hemidactylus_b.jpg

If it is Paragehyra, the lamellar scales will not have have such a schism, like this Gekko toe.

http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/articles/20050112/a646_1611.jpg

Salzy
03-15-2009, 07:18 PM
What happened to the other one that was posted? Did you find out what specie that one was?

camo
03-15-2009, 08:58 PM
Ok, thanks for the input. They are stationed by the Onlilay river were it just so happens were Paragehyra petiti is suppose to be located. I will ask him to send pictures of the geckos feet if he still has it??? He may have let it go already, HOPEFULLY he hasn't.

"Salzy" We got a positive identification on the other gecko, it is a Phelsuma mutabilis!!! I would have never guessed he would have been so lucky to find one, but he said they are everywhere. I moved it to the Phelsuma section.

Thank you
-Mitchell

RFB2
03-15-2009, 10:02 PM
I would have to agree. It looks like H.mercatorius

PassPort
03-15-2009, 10:19 PM
definitely a Hemidactylus of some sort. Those toes are unmistakable, even in a blurry picture.

Jonny
03-27-2009, 04:53 AM
Oh my god, I am overwhelmed...