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African Fat Tailed Gecko

African fat tailed gecko is a species of gecko occurring in West Africa. The species is terrestrial and nocturnal. It requires high humidity to thrive and is quite docile. The gecko is insectivore.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Family Gekkonidae
    Subfamily Eublepharinae
    Genus Hemitheconyx
    Scientific Name Hemitheconyx caudicinctus


    Size 7 to 9 in
    Weight 45 to75 g in captivity
    Color Orange- brown with dark brown bands on the back, sometimes possess a white stripe running from back of the neck down to the tail tip; pale pink or off-white underbelly
    Distribution Senegal to Cameroon
    Habitat Dry and humid savannah and semi desert areas
    Diet Insects
    Breeding Season November – March
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2 eggs
    Incubation Period 55 to 70 days in captivity
    Reproductive Age 12 to 18 months
    Average Lifespan 15 to 20 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on November 13th 2016 by under Geckos. Article was last reviewed on 9th August 2018.

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