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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.

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References and further reading

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

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

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 407

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 407

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

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

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

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