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Western Banded Gecko

Western banded gecko is a type of gecko occurring in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. There are five recognized subspecies of this species. The species is nocturnal and secretive.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Eublepharidae
    Subfamily Eublepharinae
    Genus Coleonyx
    Scientific Name Coleonyx variegatus


    Size 4 – 6 in
    Color Sandy body color with patches of dark bands
    Distribution Southern California, southern Arizona, southwest New Mexico, Utah, Nevada (United States); Sonora, northwest Baja California (Mexico)
    Habitat Creosote bush, sagebrush desert, pinyon-juniper woodland, chaparral
    Diet Small insects, spiders
    Hibernation Fact Hibernate during winter
    Predators Snakes
    Breeding Season April – May
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 1 to 2 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 45 days
    Average Lifespan 5 – 8 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on November 21st 2016 by under Geckos. Article was last reviewed on 7th August 2018.

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