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There are many Gecko lizard species found in Australia. These like normal lizards and reptiles can crawl on vertical surfaces because of their superiorly designed feet which can create suctions. Out of the all the different varieties, the most important ones are the dtella and the Lesueur’s Gecko.

There are about 107 different Gecko breeds found in different parts of Australia. Some of the more commonly found ones are the Dtella, Crowned Gecko, Tessellated Gecko, Wood Gecko, Marble Gecko and the Knob Tailed Gecko.

Australia has been isolated land from the other continents since the continental drift. The evolution of the Gecko’s here is also a part of that isolated process. Most of the Gecko’s found in Australia are not found anywhere else in the world.

Almost all Gecko’s look similar; they will differ in their sizes and colours of skin. They have long protuberant heads and stout tails. They may or may not have ear openings. They have underdeveloped legs which make is obligatory for them to crawl, rather than walk.

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All Gecko’s, when alarmed, will lose their tail. They have suctions under their feet, which allow them to even walk up on the ceiling. They are masters at camouflage. The Australian Wood Gecko can make itself look so much like the wood log they are sitting on, that even experts get flummoxed (bewildered).

The Gecko’s are generally found in the isolated jungles and deserts of Australia. They can be kept in captivity if the conditions of their natural habitat are replicated.

Gecko’s, with their large eyes and usually delicate appearance, are familiar to most people even if they have never seen one, as stylised Gecko’s are often used in advertising. In Australia three groups of Gecko’s with different evolutionary histories occur, the Diplodactylinids, the Carphodactylids and the Gekkonids.

The Diplodactylinids, which include the Velvet Gecko’s in the genus Oedura and the Spiny-Tailed Gecko’s of the genus Strophurus and Carphodactylids (Leaf-Tailed, Knob-Tailed And Thick-Tailed Gecko’s) have a Gondwanan origin and produce eggs with leathery shells. These two Families are more closely related to the legless lizards presently assigned to the family Pygopodidae than to the Gekkonids

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The Gekkonids, which are widespread through warmer areas of the Globe, lay brittle-shelled eggs and arrived in Australia through migration at the time of continental drift. One species, the Asian House Gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus), arrived with Europeans and has become a feral species in many places in northern Australia, displacing native ‘house gecko’ species and moving into the surrounding bushland. Gecko’s occur in all Australian states with the exception of Tasmania and occupy deserts, cities and rainforests.

All Australian Gecko’s are nocturnal, although some may be active at dusk and a number of species will call during the day.

Gecko’s have excellent night vision, with large eyes and a vertical pupil. In Australian species the eye is covered by a transparent scale, which means that Gecko’s can’t blink. This scale is cleaned with the broad, fleshy tongue, which is used by many species to lap up sap, raindrops or dew.

While the water requirements for Gecko’s is generally met through the moisture content of their food, they will lap water if it is available.

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The word Gecko comes from the Javanese ge'kok. In fact, Gecko’s are the only lizard able to vocalize, doing clicking and squeaking sounds when socializing. Their name is an imitation of the sound they produce.

The (Gekko gecko) Tokay Gecko is the largest Gecko reaching up to 35cms (13.7ins).

The (Sphaerodactylus ariasae) Jaragua Sphaero is the smallest. This Dwarf Gecko doesn’t have more than 16mm (0.63in) of body length.

The (Hoplodactylus stephensi) Stephen’s Island or Coromandel Striped Gecko is thought to be the rarest Gecko in the world. It lives in New Zealand.

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The most interesting feature in Gecko’s is their feet. The majority of Gecko’s have five digits, some have less. Millions of microscopic hairs on their toes are what help some Gecko's run up walls, windows and even defy gravity by walking upside down on ceilings. Scientists want to turn Gecko’s amazing sticking power into new materials for us. Some day we may see gecko-like shoes and gloves that will let people climb buildings like Spiderman! Obviously there are always exceptions: the Banded Gecko (Coleonyx variegatus) not only has claws instead of pads but he also has moveable eyelids.

Gecko’s are mostly nocturnal, hiding during the day and hunting insects at night, however there are also diurnal Gecko's, especially living in Madagascar like the Phelsuma laticauda.

Gecko’s are able to stand tall and also to wave their tails. When frightened, they do flexions moving up and down with their arms.

Female Gecko’s can lay two softshell eggs every six weeks. It takes about 45-60 days for a Gecko to hatch from its egg and a year to be fully grown.

They are carnivorous eating small insects. After eating, it cleans its mouth with its tongue. Gecko’s even clean their eyes with their tongue!

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Sorces: Cheap Pet Store, King Snake. (Internet Required) also several other sites on the net.

 

For more information on Aussie Species of Gecko’s. Click Here. (No Internet Required)

 

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Because there are so many Big & XL animations I’m going to break them both into 2 pages to help in a faster download.
For available Big versions: Click Here for  Geckoes 01;  Geckoes 02.
For available XL versions: Click Here for  Geckoes 01;  Geckoes 02.

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