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  Flat-tailed Gecko

 

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A Flat-tailed Gecko spotted clinging onto the ceiling of an ancient edifice in Fathepur Sikri (fig.).

 

This kind of house gecko, with the scientific names Cosymbotus platyurus and Hemidactylus platyurus, grows up to 12.5 centimeters long and is found in many subtropical and tropical places of Asia.

 

  Flat-tailed Gecko

 

  Flat-tailed Gecko

 

Its colouration varies greatly, but it can easily be recognized by its flattened tail, the webbing at the base of the toes, and the fringe of slack skin along the body. See also List of Thai Animal Names.

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