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AFRICAN FAT TAILED GECKO
 
 
AFRICAN FAT TAILED GECKO

AFRICAN FAT TAILED GECKO

(Hemitheconyx caudicinctus)

Description

The African fat tailed gecko is a nocturnal, ground-dwelling species, which lacks the ability to climb unlike most species of gecko. They are generally a pale tan or brown colour which is accented by bolder caramel or dark brown stripes. Many individuals will also be speckled with white spots. As they are becoming more common as pets, other colours are being selectively bred. As its name suggests, the African fat tailed gecko has a large, rounded tail.

Habitat & Distribution

Found in deserts, savannahs and grasslands in West Africa.

Diet

Small invertebrates.

Conservation Status

Not evaluated.