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Elizabeth Freer
03-21-2013, 02:42 PM
Here's a new GU forum devoted to all Eublepharis with the sole exclusion of leopard geckos.

Aimless
03-21-2013, 04:29 PM
"exclusion"? is that what you meant? I'm confused now.

Riverside Reptiles
03-21-2013, 04:52 PM
It's for Eublepharis other than the common Leopard Gecko (Eublepharis macularius)

Aimless
03-21-2013, 05:24 PM
ah, gotcha. as opposed to the new set of Leo-only subforums.

Riverside Reptiles
03-21-2013, 09:20 PM
'Zactly

Marauderhex
03-22-2013, 09:42 AM
So hardwikii are fair game in this sub? I'm kinda confused since, aside from fuscus, all eublepharis are called leopard geckos, be it common, Indian, etc.

Riverside Reptiles
03-22-2013, 11:50 AM
So hardwikii are fair game in this sub? I'm kinda confused since, aside from fuscus, all eublepharis are called leopard geckos, be it common, Indian, etc.

There are 5 species currently recognized in the genus Eublepharis.
Eublepharis angramainyu
Eublepharis fuscus
Eublepharis hardwickii
Eublepharis macularius
Eublepharis turcmenicus

Eublepharis macularius (and often it's subspecies) are generally considered the common "Leopard Gecko".
They belong in the "Leopard Gecko" forums.

The rest of the Eublepharis (angramainyu, fuscus, hardwickii, turcmenicus) belong in here.

Marauderhex
03-22-2013, 11:58 AM
Ok, cool. Now I'm straight on that one. I know of a few hardwickii keepers, but haven't heard of the others in captivity.

Riverside Reptiles
03-22-2013, 12:29 PM
That is why common names are useless and we encourage people to utilize the proper latin names.
Common names lead to common mistakes.

Gekkotan
03-25-2013, 08:39 AM
Maybe would be better to include locale wild type macularius in this one. What you guys think about it?

Riverside Reptiles
03-26-2013, 12:08 PM
Maybe would be better to include locale wild type macularius in this one. What you guys think about it?

I think that would make things very confusing and cause me a whole lot more work in the end!:scratchhead:

If someone really has an advanced keeping question about a truly wild type macularius, that can't get answered in the leo forums, there's no reason that they can't post it in here. But I'm not going to make any official rule over it as all it will do is cause a whole crap ton of leo owners to post their stuff incorrectly in here. The general rule is Leo stuff over there ---->
and the other Eubs over here <----

Saskia
04-04-2013, 06:40 PM
I am a big fan of correct latin names for all animals, that´s one of the things I am proud of country´s hobbists, we almost always use latin scientific names for all animals and feeders, and since this is an international forum, IMO the use of correct names should be encouraged! It is a bit confusing for me to read about "Phoenixworms", "Hornworms", "Waxworms", "Butterworms", etc etc... even when referring to something as common as mealworms I always talk about Tenebrio molitor (when talking to people in person, of course) it helps a lot to lower the language barrior.

PS: I Would LOOOOVE to learn more about other Eublepharis Great Addition to GU !!