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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-12
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D-80, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, @ ISO 320, SIGMA 62MM EX DG MC UV Filter
Exposure: f/16, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Syrian Herpetofauna, Herpetofauna of the Middle East [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-07-26 3:19
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Ptyodactylus guttatus (=P. lacazzi) (Spotted Fan-footed Gecko) [In Turk. Benekli Yelpazeayaklı Keler] (Female)

Another post of the same Palmyra lady who trying to kiss me:).
TFL and Have a niceweek!

©Bayram GÖÇMEN, All Rights Reserved.


Spotted Fan-footed Gecko is middle-sized, relatively robust spotted gecko with distinctly triangular head and rather long extremities. Fan-like arrangement of adhesive lamellae is similar to other members of the genus, adhesive pads of P. guttatus are usually bigger than those of P. hasselquistii (Egyptian Fan-footed Gecko) and P. puiseuxi (Levant Fan-footed Gecko). Dorsal scales are very small, granular, with intermixed single-keeled tubercles surrounded by small granules. Tail is slender, shorter in length than head and body, with 31-35 caudal whorls. Males can be distinguished in having distinctly swollen hemipenial pouches, more slender appearance and larger heads. The ground colour is mostly pale grey, with light and dark spots and blotches of irregular size and shape, forming more or less expressed transverse rows and bars. Coloration of males is more contrast than that of females and juveniles.

Although some authors formerly considered P. guttatus to be a subspecies of P. hasselquistii, the specific level of this taxon is widely accepted at present. It is possible, that P. guttatus actually comprises several similar forms. Both natural and experimental hybrids of P. guttatus and P. puiseuxi have been reported from Israel. Although any hybridization process has not been reported in Jordanian populations, during our trip we observed some specimens showing hybrid features in Palmyra Antique City (Syria). Spotted Fan-footed Gecko is reported from N Sudan, Egypt, Sinai, Israel, Syria and Jordan. It occurs probably also in NW Saudi Arabia, along the coast of the Aqabah bay. According to me it is possible find these beauties in SE Anatolia (Turkey) near the Syrian border. The delimitation of the contact zone with P. puiseuxi needs further research.

Spotted Fan-footed Gecko inhabits rocky cliffs, steep margins of dry wadis, groups of large boulders and ruins. In contrast to P. hasselquistii, P. guttatus usually avoids urban areas and does not enter houses. It exhibits both a diurnal and nocturnal activity mode. Basking specimens can often be observed in the morning hours, later on, individuals are encountered usually along shady overhanging rocks and near entrances to deep crevices. Both sexes vocalize. Mating takes place predominantly in spring and early summer, females lay 3-4 clutches consisting of two hard-shelled, nearly spherical eggs stuck on the rock surface, usually in crevices or in shadow places of overhanging rocks. Usually, more females repeatedly use suitable sites; sometimes dozens to hundreds of remnants of hatched eggs can be found together. Food spectrum comprises various arthropods.


1. Göçmen, B. (Unpub. results). The results of herpetological trips.
2. Disi, A. M., Modry, D., Necas, P. & Rifai, L. (2001). Amphibians and Reptiles of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Edition Chimaira, 408 pp.
3. Werner Y L. Sivan N. 1(996).. Systematics and zoogeography of Ptyodactylus (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae) in the levant: 3, experimental and natural hybrids of P. guttatus and P. puiseuxi. Israel Jornal of Zoology, 42 (2): 185-202.
4. Esterbauer,H. (1985). Zur Herpetofauna Südwestsyriens. Herpetofauna 7 (38): 23-34.

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Selam my dear friend,
A nice captured frontal view of this beautiful gecko. Very well composed with sharp details. Thanks a lot for sharing.

great funny capture, greetings Ori
PS I saw your email, will answer soon, too busy at the moment...

Vay hocam super bir aksiyon karesi:) öptümü diye sormucam, kesin öpmüştür:) Super hocam tam kapaklık!
Emeklerinize sağlık, saygılar,

Merhaba Bayram hocam,

:)) Süper olmuş.
Başlık ve çekim çok uyumlu.
Harika bir zamanlama ve harika bir görüntü.
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

Selam ve saygılarımla,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-07-26 4:38]

Hello MF Bayram,
Excellent portrait shot with immaculate sharpness and clear details on its scales. Lovely colour tones and that big muzzle looks gorgeous and very expressive. Very nicely composed.Best regards Siggi

what a mouth! nice capture, tfs

Ciao BBB. Impressive/expressive...dynamic portarit. What interesting idea. Very good light's managment.


Hallo MF Bayram,
another fantastic and spectacular capture of the Spotted Fan-footed Gecko, outstanding frontal POV, superb sharpness and very beautiful natural colours, a very pleasing composition with a great visula impression.
Best regards

offf aman offf bu ne güzellik hocam. Tam ödül alacak bir kare. Her açıdan kusursuz ve dinamik. Muhteşem ötesi.
Emeklerinize sağlık. Saygılar,

Hi Bayram,
I for one would be delighted to kiss a creature like that if that was the price for taking a shot afterward :-) Great and unique shot of a species we only come to see thanks to you. And I noticed that like other experts you seem to look for reptiles at archeological sites as well. I assume the reasoning for this: the area around the site is usually protected from pasture or agriculture.
My best regards to you, Bayram

Dayi super. Doga dergilerine kapak olacak kadar muhtesem bir foto.
Eline saglik. selamlar.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-07-26 7:13]

Very striking pose and image of this lovely gecko, well made. tfs.

Hello Bayram,
excellent portrait with very clear details, nice natural colors and very well composed, well done,
best regards,

hello Bayram

Aoutch ! your frontal POV and this lizard's wide open mouth
and eye-contact's expression are giving dynamism
to the image, with a wonderful luminosity, TFS


Hi Bayram
not only a great pose and a very nice compo but also showing the very interesting characters of this Gecko

Great capture here. Perfect timing, nice depth of field, and great sharpness.

hello Bayram
super picture with good sharpness and great details
very nice shot
greeting lou

Vayyyyy beeeeeeeee! dedirten müthiş bir kare Bayram hocam. İşin erbabı olma yanında ayrıca fotoğrafik birikiminizin doruk yaşadığı bir çalışma olmuş. Emeklerinize sağlık hocam. Her zaman en iyi!

Selamlar sayın hocam.
Fotoğrafa ilk tepkim,
Aman Allahım buda ne...
Hocam yine mükemmel bir kare.
Yine aşmışsınız kendinizi.
Tebrik ediyorum.

El ángulo y la posición de disparo los escogiste muy bien Bayram, eso da a tu toma un punto de vista de gran espectacularidad, realismo y magnifica al pequeño reptil que de esta manera parece un gran montruo.
Preciosos algunos detalles, como por ejemplo sus pies. La luz tampoco fue obstáculo para conseguir este excelente resultado.
Buena semana: Josep Ignasi.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-07-26 9:51]

Hi Baratom Bayram,
Excellent macro shot of this Gecko, very good sharpness and details, very useful presentation too, TFS!

Hocam bunu bağırtmayı nasıl başardınız? Yoksa kılavuz arkadan kuyruğunu çimdikliyor mu? :)) Nefis bir foto olmuş. Elinize sağlık.

Bayram..muazzam guzellkte bir foto.. sanki hayvan uzerimize sicrayacak gibi cnli duruyor.. Basi gercekten buyuk agzi da oyle.. eline saglik canim kardesim.. iyi geceler. hepimizden selamlar.

Bayram hocam iyi geceler. Bugün baya geç kalmışım TNe bakmada. Ama olağan üstü bir kare ile karşılaştım. Gerçekten sınırları zorlayan bir çalışma çıkarmışsınız. Kelerin tüm ihtişamı bu karede ortada. Ellerinize ve emeğinize sağlık hocam.
Sevgi ve saygılarımla.


Bu ne müthiş dinamizm kanka? Süper bir foto! Küçücük kertenkele Dinazor gibi durmuş:)
Emeklerine sağlık.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2010-07-27 5:31]
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Superb shot, Bayram...SUPERB!!!

The pose of this gorgeous gecko is amazing and you've caught it so well here! My hat is really off to you! I'm actually a bit jealous not to have such a shot in my portfolio :))
I really like everything about this photo, to be honest: the shallow DOF, the sharpness on exactly the important elements, the overall exposure...all of them!
A truly stunning work, my friend. I also enjoyed your other photos from your Syria trip...it seems to be a very fruitful one both for your studies and for your photography :)

Bravo and TFS

Ciao Bayram, fantastic pose for this beauty from you, wonderful capture against a lovely blurry BG, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Bayram
what a interesting POV, i like to see the inside of his mouth, the blurred body highlight the sharp detailed head very well in gives a great perspective
superb lighting and colors
Have a good night

Awesome capture !
Spectacular POV & pose, really good notes.
Great post.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-07-28 4:19]

Merhaba MF Prof. Bayram,
superb close up. The depth of field is really stunning in giving a good dramatic effect of this wide opened mouthed lizard.
Very exciting to note the special eyes it has.
Well presented style.


Teşekkürler arkadaşımBayram
for posting this VERY INTERESTING document!

This little animal has not only a big mouth but also enormous feet - and I notice - they are not resting on the ground but only the toe pads!! I wonder, if this serves to protect the feet from the heat of the stones on the ground.

There is a gecko in the Namibian desert which - as you, I am sure, know - keeps lifting one foot after the other to avoid burning the feet. I saw a documentary of one running, which looks really amusing.

It is amazing it does not get confused and trips... Evolution is something awesome!

Fortunately is is not a big animal - otherwise it would be quite frightening with the BIG yellow eyes and wide open mouth!!

Thanks again for this great photo story. You obviously had a wonderful trip, saw wonderful animals and brought back wonderful photos.

Have a wonderful evening
Selam ve sevgiler

Merhaba sevgili arkadaşim,
Poor lady who made so much efforts to scare you! She doesn't know that you are not afraid by her! :) Great capture of this very big colourful mouth and amazing eyes. Iyi geceler,

Hi Bayram,

Missed this photo first time round due to being away. Looking at it now I love it. The pose is excellent and a well caught moment. The DOF is good keeping the main focus on the head and the open mouth and leaving the rest of the body slightly OOF. Good composition as well managing to get the whole body into the photo.
Great capture MF and TFS


Hi little bro,

you are early oday.

Great picture with nice pink colours of the beak.
Good pov and funny picture.
Fine colours.


Hi MF Bayram. This is an amazing shot with the mouth wide opened. Superb timing and beautifully closed with the inside well seen and captured. Truly beautiful capture in pleasing colors and details.
Thanks for sharing and kind regards.

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