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mat.si
11-11-2011, 03:20 AM
I'm not sure, if anybody has already mentioned it here, but a new species of Thecadactylus has been described a few months ago.

Thecadactylus oskrobapreinorum

A new species of Thecadactylus from Sint Maarten, Lesser Antilles (Reptilia, Squamata, Gekkonidae)
ZooKeys 118: 97107

Thecadactylus oskrobapreinorum - Species-ID (http://species-id.net/wiki/Thecadactylus_oskrobapreinorum)

http://www.pensoft.net/J_FILES/1/articles/1476/1476-G-3-layout.pdf

Graham_s
11-11-2011, 05:19 PM
Thanks for sharing this one, Matjaz! I had heard this species had been described, but hadn't found the article until now. Let me know if you have some success breeding this species ;)

mat.si
11-11-2011, 05:41 PM
Got my first two pairs last December and two more this year.
Since the species was officially described, the price went up quite a bit.
I probably have the largest group in captivity at the moment apart from the original importers.

I Have 5 good eggs incubating presently (they always lay single eggs). Hopefully everything goes fine with incubation. Egg #1 is at 4 months now, but it will probably go on for at least another month. T. rapicauda eggs supposedly take about 5 months to hatch.
The original importers have supposedly hatched a couple of babies by now, so those were the first F1 captive hatched babies.
Hopefully I'll be the second to hatch some of these beauties.

Matjaz

shamrock75
11-25-2011, 11:19 PM
Can't wait until some of these geckos make it to the US,I'll be really interested in a breeding pair.

stevec153
09-22-2012, 10:48 PM
brought back a small group from Hamm, anyone else in the states have any of this new species? OMG are they fast!!!