The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa

Bibron's Tubercled Gecko

Afrikaans name: Blinkogie

Bibron's Tubercled Gecko

Bibron's Tubercled Gecko

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Chondrodactylus bibronii

Bibron's Tubercled Gecko gets its name from the tubercles on its back. It is found in the western, northern and north-eastern regions of South Africa. Beyond our borders it is found up to Angola and Tanzania.

The gecko reaches a length of around 15 to 20 cm. The tail makes up about half of its length.

The Bibron's Tubercled Gecko lives in colonies on rocky outcrops. Their diet consists of insects such as grasshoppers, beetles and termites but they will also eat other small reptiles.

The female lays two eggs in a crack in a rock or other hidden place.

References and further reading

The Reptiles of the Kruger National Park - Author: U. de V. Pienaar, WD Haacke and NHG Jacobsen - Published: 1983 - Page: 44

Southern African Wildlife - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1989 - Page: 239

Sasol First Field Guide to Snakes & other Reptiles of Southern Africa - 2nd edit - Author: Tracey Hawthorne - Published: 2016 - Page: 54

Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of SA - 2nd edn - Author: Readers Digest - Published: 1991 - Page: 407

Reptiles of Southern Africa - Author: Rod Patterson and Anothony Bannister - Published: 1987 - Page: 43

A Guide to the Reptiles of Southern Africa - Author: Graham Alexander and Johan Marais - Published: 2007 - Page: 313

Bill Branchs Field Guide to the Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa - Author: Bill Branch - Published: 1988 - Page: 200


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