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    Posted: 04 Jul 2014 at 10:28am
Anyone know what species this is please?    Found in Wales.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Peter Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Jul 2014 at 10:46pm
Having collected the animal, upon closer examination I think its Hemidactylus/Cosymbotus platyurus from Asia with a regenerated tail;

http://www.markoshea.info/images/timor5_pix/IMG_7586.jpg




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Interesting find :::: Keith
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Hi Peter

We have already discussed this on Farcebook and, as you know, I have my doubts. Looking again at the picture, one of my problems is that this species lives up to its English name of Flat Tailed Gecko. Even when the normally long tail is lost and regenerated it still tends to be flat - rather than fat!

Now, it may be that what I see in the photograph is an optical illusion. The regrown tail (if that is what it is) appears to be round - more similar in shape to that of the Fat Tailed Geckos. Is this the case or is it actually flat?

If the latter you are probably right.

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Hi Chris :)

Thanks for your valued input on facebook and indeed here.    I can certainly see how the words "fat" and "flat" can be confused in this instance!

They say that the camera never lies, however, the image does somehow give a very false impression of the tail. I concur with your comments, however somehow or other an optical illusion does seem apparent.   Now that I actually have the animal to hand, the tail is a good deal flatter than it appears to be in the original image.   I will attempt to get some better images and repost here.    

As well as the mystery gecko, I also have to ID the treefrog that Rentokil dropped off the same day (coincidentally a completely separate incident!) which was found in a consignment of bananas from Costa Rica!
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Hi Pete


I look forward to the new improved photos. Good luck with the treefrog - at least you know where it comes from. That should narrow it down to about 80 including the "pseudo" tree frogs!

Still, there are some good sites specialising in Costa Rican frogs so you are in with a chance!

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It's for sure amazing! Congratulations on your find!
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