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Stenodactylus stenodactylus

Stenodactylus stenodactylus
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Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-05
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Sony DSC RX10-II, Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-07-24 0:51
Viewed: 1954
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Back from bicycling:
By turning stones in the desert steppe of Southern Tunisia near Ksar Ghilane I found this tiny Gekkonid, it is (tentatively) Stenodactylus stenodactylus, Lichtenstein's Short fingered Gecko. It was'nt running away and I put the stone back on. This is a kind of Gecko that does not climb walls but digs and runs at night on sand and rock. Cicindela has presented this animal from the wild on TN before.
ID: Three small Gekkonids occur in this region: Stenodactylus petrii, S. stenodactylus and Tropionotus tripolitanus.
Technical stuff: I have a problem to get the pictures from the desert sharp on TN (the originals are in focus and sharp). Hopefully I will find out the reason.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2016-07-24 11:53]

Hallo Dieter nochmals,
Ein hübscher kleiner Gecko, eine feine Begenung in der Wüste. Das Bild ist ein wenig überbelichtet, aber als Dokument sowieso gültig.
herzliche Grüsse

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-07-24 13:56]

Hi Dietrich,another nice suprise from your trip,a curious gecko very well camouflated,the sharpness and the colors are very very good! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Real beauty!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-07-25 10:02]

Hello Dietrich,
Beautiful photo of this Gekko in fine camouflaged colors and good sharpness.

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