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Bibron’s Gecko

One of the largest species of gecko in South Africa, it has got its genus name from the French Herpetologist, Gabriel Bibron. The Bibron’s gecko is an aggressive lizard and happens to be extremely territorial.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Gekkonidae
    Genus Chondrodactylus
    Scientific Name Chondrodactylus bibronii


    Other Names Bibron’s sand gecko, Bibron’s thick-toed gecko
    Size 6-8 in (15.24-20.32 cm)
    Color Brown body with black crossbars and white dotted patterns on males and sometimes on females’ body, white or pale brown belly
    Distribution South Africa
    Habitat Rocky surfaces, barks of trees
    Diet Wax worms, grasshoppers, and crickets
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    Clutch Size Around 2 eggs
    IUCN Conservation Status Not Listed

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    Published on February 7th 2019 by under Geckos. Article was last reviewed on 31st January 2019.

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