Duvaucel's Gecko

Hoplodactylus duvaucelii

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Duvaucel's gecko, Hoplodactylus duvaucelii, is a gecko found on predator-free offshore islands of New Zealand, including Great Barrier Island and a number of Cook Strait islands. A dead gecko was also found at Maungatautari in March 2010, probably indicating that it is not extinct from mainland New Zealand. Its total length is up to 300 mm (snout to vent up to 160 mm) weighing up to 120 grams, making it the largest living gecko in New Zealand. The...

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