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Giant Geckos

Left to right: Knob-headed Giant Gecko, Rhacodactylus auriculatus, Leach's Giant Gecko, Rhacodactylus leachianus and Crested Giant Gecko, Rhacodactylus ciliatus.

S Humphreys
© Australian Museum

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Cecilie Beatson - 10.09 AM, 02 September 2010

Hi Denny,

This picture is either a very clever piece of camera trickery (VERY likely) or a living Geckozilla! The creature they've used is a Tokay Gecko (Gekko gecko), a common species throughout SE Asia which does grow large (30-40cm total) but certainly not that large. The largest known gecko is the presumed extinct Hoplodactylus delcourti from New Zealand, which reached lengths of  around 60cm (total) and weighed around a kilo.


dennyraharjo - 1.08 PM, 31 August 2010
Hi, I'm stumbling in this articel and get awkward feeling ... is this posible? 64kg gecko? Or simply camera in action? Cheers

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