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    G'day,

    I uploaded some more photos of Nephrurus shaei that we've been finding doing some surveys in the North Kimberley. They were lurking around large sandstone outcrops, but occasionally we'd find one in some sandy woodland. It was interesting to see the young ones being quite agile on the rock faces, sometimes scaling near vertical surfaces.

    N. shaei Photo Gallery by Henry Cook at pbase.com

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    Awesome pictures of a rarely seen knobtail gecko..



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    Amazing pic's ! I'm dreaming
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    Awesome pics, they look very plump and healthy, some look gravid too. Were there a lot of them in the area? You have the one pic holding a bunch of them making it look like they were all over the place

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    Thanks your photos!

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    I've recieved a PM asking for more details/observations of wild shaei, so I thought I'd just respond here.

    We mainly find them assicated with large sandstone boulders in sandy woodland. Typically they are found close to the rock and occasionally I'll find their shed skins amongst the rocks. I suspect they live in higher densities in these sites, but it may be they are much easier to find around the rock (more open habitat). That photo of the 5 animals in our hands was half the number we'd found (10) in about 20minutes in an area 100meters by 50meters. There were mature males, gravid females and juveniles/hatchlings.

    They certainly occur in plain old sandy woodland. Several times I've found them in the backs of deep overhangs and shallow caves- they probably have a burrow right in the back. Once a juvenile shaei was dug out of a burrow in sandy woodland when someone was digging a toilet hole.

    They probably eat alot of geckos like Heternotia binoei and Lucasium stenodactylum as well as insects.

    Hope this helps.

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    love the pattern!
    geckos from around the world...

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    Phenomenal photos.
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    Thanks a lot for thoses great pictures and informations, we do not often have such fields reports and how you said in an old post, geckos do not only live in shoes boxes

    Have you any landscape pictures of the geckos territory ?

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    they kind of remind me of an amyae with leachie patterns
    geckos from around the world...

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