teratoscincus

Wonder Gecko - Teratoscincus scincus keyserlingii

This robust gecko belongs to the subspecies Teratoscincus scincus keyserlingii (Gekkonidae). It is a nocturnal, sand gecko restricted to eastern Arabian peninsular, Oman, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

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Photo credit: ©Drew Gardner | Locality: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2005)

Common Wonder Gecko - Teratoscincus scincus

Also known as Frog-eyed Gecko, Teratoscincus scincus (Gekkonidae), is a fairly robust species with a broad head, long and powerfully built limbs, a rather short tail, and large eyes, lidless and quite prominent. 

The Common Wonder Gecko has a fairly wide distribution within the Caspian Basin, being found in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzistan, Tadjikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Its distribution extends as far as western China.

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Photo credit: ©Solovyeva Evgeniya | Locality: Tajikistan (2011)

anonymous asked:

what do you think of about wonder geckos (teratoscincus scincus) on sand? they have specialized feet for loose sand and burrow, and are native to sandy deserts.

I would keep them on a 4 parts sand 1 part medium-stone gravel mix, judging by habitat photos I have found. It adds texture while maintaining naturalistic appearances. Maybe feed them away from the sand if you are worried about ingestion. Add some slate rocks in there to give levels and create hunting ground.