In lizard shelter
I'm assuming its a gravid female - inside a WW2 era building.
Pregnant female on the trunk of mapou, Myrsine australis. Photo taken by Jeremy Warden.
Coromandel Stiped Gecko
Brought to me, damaged, by a neighbour. Dropped tail not a great issue, but the other eye was filled with blood. Immediately sent her off to the Auckland Zoo for medical assessment. No broken bones or obvious sign of internal injuries. She is now quietly recovering in rehab - gaining strength before being returned to the wild. Believe she may be pregnant. ;)
Observed during the night, having some difficulties fully identifying it, I think it could be a forest gecko (Hoplodactylus granulatus).
On trunk of mapou, Myrsine australis. Largest observed at this location (160 mm plus). Photo taken by Jeremy Warden.
120mm, half of which was the tail. Browny coloured body, browny-red legs.
The Diplodactylidae are a family in the suborder Gekkota (geckos), with about 126 species in 25 genera. These geckos occur in Australia, New Zealand, and New Caledonia. Three diplodactylid genera (Oedura, Rhacodactylus, and Hoplodactylus) have recently been split into multiple new genera...