Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Only one in this family

Western Banded Gekko, Photo by Matt Ball, June 2009
You won't see these very often, as they are nocturnal foragers. The Western Banded Gecko is the only kind in Sabino Canyon from the Family Eublepharidae (eu = good, true; blepharis = eyelid), (let's try: you bluh far ee day), the Eye-lidded Geckos. This one was seen after I moved one of my rain barrels. For loads of great lizard info, get this book: Lizards of the American Southwest, Lawrence L.C. Jones and Robert Lovich, editors. 

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