Phyodactylus guttatus (gecko)

The Phyodactylus guttatus is more commonly known as the Sinai Fan-fingered Gecko or the Spotted Fan-Toed Gecko. These geckos inhabit areas throughout Egypt, Israel, Syria, West Jordan, North Saudi Arabia, North Oman.

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We were lucky enough to see our two gecko friends hiding in the shade of the same ledge as us, during our afternoon rest along the Har Carbolet & Nahal Mador trails. At first, they were barely noticeable with their tan bodies blending into the rock. However, their spots gave them away in the end.

Geckos are a reptile. More specifically, they are any lizard within the family Gekkonidaie. They are usually small and nocturnal (though I am not sure if these ones are) and have soft skin. At the end of their limbs are digits, each of which has an adhesive pad – a helpful adaptation for climbing. Depending on the species, their habitat can range from jungle to desert.

 

 

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