The Auckland Green Gecko, Naultinus elegans elegans, is a subspecies of gecko only found in the North Island, north of Taranaki, New Zealand.
The bright green color of this gecko is often marked by two rows of yellow cream to white blotches / stripes down each side of its body. The tail in this group is very versatile, being used as a “fifth limb” for climbing assistance, for balance and no doubt for food storage. The interior of the mouth and the tongue are coloured a rich blue.
Grows < 95mm SV. A bright canary yellow form of N. elegans elegans is sometimes seen, as illustrated in the top photograph. These “albino” versions possibly have a recessive gene that exhibits as a pigment lack in the chromophores.
Both specimens were photographed in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Animalia - Chordata - Reptilia - Lacertilia - Gekkonidae - Naultinus - N. elegans - N. elegans elegans
that’s so beautiful!
There ended up being a bit of camera trouble so very few ended up being clear, oh well we can try again another day
"I was singing you to sleep every chance that I had."
This Banded Knob-tailed Gecko hatched off-display on 4 March at Perth Zoo. Found in the Pilbara region of West Australia, this is the fifth Gecko of its kind to hatch at Perth Zoo since 2010. The Gecko weighed 2.18g when it hatched. The youngster’s older siblings can be seen in the zoo’s Nocturnal House.
Photo credits: Perth Zoo(via Could You Be Spending 50 Cents On Car Insurance? - ZooBorns)
Someday we will have baby knobbies! I hyperventilated a little just thinking about it.
i love geckos, especially knobbies, want to keep them one day