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libutron:

Golden-tailed Gecko - Strophurus taenicauda
Also referred to as Golden Spiny-tailed Gecko, Strophurus taenicauda (Gekkonidae) is a rare and beautiful species which is only found in Australia, from the Darling Downs to the coastal regions of central and south-eastern Queensland. This gecko’s eyes are especially amazing.
Currently, the Golden-tailed Gecko is listed as Near Threatened species on the IUCN Red List.
References: [1] - [2]
Photo credit: ©Stephen Zozaya | Locality: Arcadia Valley, Queensland, Australia (2013)

libutron:

Golden-tailed Gecko - Strophurus taenicauda

Also referred to as Golden Spiny-tailed Gecko, Strophurus taenicauda (Gekkonidae) is a rare and beautiful species which is only found in Australia, from the Darling Downs to the coastal regions of central and south-eastern Queensland. This gecko’s eyes are especially amazing.

Currently, the Golden-tailed Gecko is listed as Near Threatened species on the IUCN Red List.

References: [1] - [2]

Photo credit: ©Stephen Zozaya | Locality: Arcadia Valley, Queensland, Australia (2013)

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crash-mcbarason:

crash-mcbarason:

PLEASE TALK TO ME ABOUT THESE LIZARDS NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THESE LIZARDS

"The New Mexico whiptail lizard is a crossbreed of a western whiptail which lives in the desert and the little striped whiptail that favours grasslands. The lizard is a female-only species that reproduces by producing an egg through parthenogenesis. Despite reproducing asexually, and being an all female species, the whiptail still engages in mating behavior with other females of its own species, giving rise to the common nickname "lesbian lizards"."

peOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE LESBIAN LIZARDS?

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crash-mcbarason:

crash-mcbarason:

PLEASE TALK TO ME ABOUT THESE LIZARDS NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THESE LIZARDS

"The New Mexico whiptail lizard is a crossbreed of a western whiptail which lives in the desert and the little striped whiptail that favours grasslands. The lizard is a female-only species that reproduces by producing an egg through parthenogenesis. Despite reproducing asexually, and being an all female species, the whiptail still engages in mating behavior with other females of its own species, giving rise to the common nickname "lesbian lizards"."

peOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE LESBIAN LIZARDS?

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darwinoid:

Wish you could see a Komodo dragon (V. komodoensis) up close and personal? Photographer Shannon Plummer captures this amazing series (and more!) in her stunning portfolio based on Indonesian wildlife. 

Fun fact: With the use of its hypersensitive forked tongue and directionally inclined Jacobson’s organ, this voracious predator can accurately recognize airborne molecules to decipher both the existence and the direction of its aromatic prey. 

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reptilefacts:

allaboutreptiles: The Asian grass lizard, six-striped long-tailed lizard, or long-tailed grass lizard (Takydromus sexlineatus)


This is the lizard with the super long tail!The tail length is usually over three times the body (snout to vent) length in this species. And much like geckos they can drop their tail when they feel threatened.
They typically live in countries such as India, China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysian Peninsula, and Indonesia.
The Long Tailed grass lizard is easily recognized by the long tail. It has a white to cream coloured underbelly with a brown or beige back, often adorned with brown stripes of different shades.They typically eat small insects such as flies, in captivity they can be reared on crickets
These are entirely diurnal lizards that emerge in the early morning to bask in the sun. If a potential predator approaches they will first remain completely still, and then if the danger persists, they will flee to the safety of foliage.They also have communicate with each other through various waves…how cute



If someone sat down to draw that thing so many people would yell at them for being a crappy artist holy shit

reptilefacts:

allaboutreptiles: The Asian grass lizard, six-striped long-tailed lizard, or long-tailed grass lizard (Takydromus sexlineatus)

This is the lizard with the super long tail!
The tail length is usually over three times the body (snout to vent) length in this species. And much like geckos they can drop their tail when they feel threatened.

They typically live in countries such as India, China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysian Peninsula, and Indonesia.

The Long Tailed grass lizard is easily recognized by the long tail. It has a white to cream coloured underbelly with a brown or beige back, often adorned with brown stripes of different shades.
They typically eat small insects such as flies, in captivity they can be reared on crickets

These are entirely diurnal lizards that emerge in the early morning to bask in the sun. If a potential predator approaches they will first remain completely still, and then if the danger persists, they will flee to the safety of foliage.
They also have communicate with each other through various waves…how cute

If someone sat down to draw that thing so many people would yell at them for being a crappy artist holy shit

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iwilleatyourenglish:

iwilleatyourenglish:

sometimes, when life gets particularly sad or hard, i remind myself that my leopard gecko begs at the glass when i’m ripping paper towels and then runs to the top of his log in anticipation of me putting a bit there because he likes to spoon with it

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someone wanted to see what he looks like when i’m about to give him the paper towel

behold a baby lizard attempting to contain a joy too large for his tiny body

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