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Two Lined Day Geckos (Phelsuma lineata lineata) eyeing each other warily These beautiful geckos were basking on the beams of the lodge in which we were staying, and having territorial disputes with each other. Or maybe it was love? Fall,Gecko,Geotagged,Madagascar Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Two Lined Day Geckos (Phelsuma lineata lineata) eyeing each other warily

These beautiful geckos were basking on the beams of the lodge in which we were staying, and having territorial disputes with each other. Or maybe it was love?

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  1. It may be love. From what I observed, day geckos usually don't tolerate each others presence. That said, this is based on casual observation only, mostly in our rooms :) Posted 6 years ago
    1. Unfortunately Glaw & Vences doesn't distinguish the appearance of male and female. These two were on the same beam, but typically they were a few feet away from each other. Every once in a while they would move towards each other, each carefully watching the other. We didn't see any more action than that. Posted 6 years ago
  2. Great photo! Cheers Posted 6 years ago
    1. Thanks ramavishnu! Posted 6 years ago

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''Phelsuma lineata'', the lined day gecko, is a species of diurnal gecko native to Madagascar. It has also been introduced to RĂ©union.

This species as described appears to be a conglomeration of many distinct forms; three of these are currently recognized subspecies , but others could be separate taxa that should be elevated to species status as was ''Phelsuma dorsivittata''.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by John Sullivan
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Uploaded Dec 1, 2015. Captured Apr 23, 2007 03:08 in Unnamed Road, Madagascar.
  • PENTAX K10D
  • f/16.0
  • 1/45s
  • ISO400
  • 200mm