Permaculturing in Portugal

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Quinta wildlife #6

The Moorish or Crocodile gecko (Tarentola mauritanica) on the underside of the roof tiles in the casinha. There’s a colony of around 5 of them. This one’s regrowing its tail.

Pirates of the Caribbean anyone?

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  1. Udo Schwarzer April 7, 2013

    Sorry, but your picture shows Tarentola mauritanica, the much more common gecko in Portugal. Hemidactylus is rare and occurs, more or less, only along the Spanish border.

  2. Quinta do Vale April 7, 2013

    Thank you! I was unable to find much information in English about these geckos so very much appreciate the correction.

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