Homopholis fasciata  These occur in East Africa They live under bark and in holes in trees in semi tropical savannas. An extremely prehistoric looking species.

Hemidactylus fasciatus These come from Western Africa where they live in tropical forests and are adaptive enough to be found in homes. This species has been undergoing taxonomic revisions and is being split into multiple species. Extremely fast as well as one of the more attractive Hemidactylus with deep red eyes.

Chondrodactylus cf pulitzerae  Found in open coastal sandy areas with large stones. They are from Namibia.

Chondrodactylus fitzsimonsi  Formerly a sub species of Chondrodactylus laevigatus.  They come from Angola and Namibia found in sub tropical woodland.

Pachydactylus bicolor  As the name suggests these can visually change from dark to light in color. These are rock and crevice dwellers from Namibia.

Pachydactlyus montanus These originate from the Cape Province where they are found in steep rocky hillsides. Active baskers and less shy than most Pachy species. 

Geckonia (Tarentola) chazaliae From coastal North West Africa. Their range is hot and dry with heavy morning humidity. These have a high metabolism and require large amounts of invertebrates for their size. Vocal and almost comical when fed. One word of caution that these require a lid to their enclosure. In a year and a half of keeping them I have seen them on the side of the glass tanks they are kept in on two occasions. They rarely climb glass but do have the ability to do so.

​Mainland African Geckos

Pachydactylus (Palmatogecko) vanzyli  Commonly referred to as "the other web footed gecko". They come from Namibia and Angola and live in a coarser substrate than P. rangei. Unlike P. rangei these only have webbed back feet.

Afroedura africana african  A high elevation saxicolous species from Namibia. Very flat and laterally compressed species.

Asaccus caudivolvulus This is a broad snouted duck billed gecko from Oman with a isolated population in the United Arab Emirates. These are a high elevation saxicolous species that will nest communally. Single egg clutches are produced.  Easily one of my personal favorites.

Pachydactylus caraculicus These occur in Namibia on rocky shrubbed hillsides. A very secretive species. Babies have brilliant yellow bars that fade to white as they grow. 

Hemidactylus ruspolii  These occur in the horn of Africa on the Eastern side. Similar in build to Pachydactylus rugosus but of no relation. 


The descending four Pachydactylus to the right have distinctly different looking offspring. 

Ptenopus carpi Like Ptenopus kochi these also have a great audible bark. The males of this species also have a yellow throat and they also have larger tail base tubercles. They are slightly more fragile than P. kochi and seem to appreciate a varied diet, From Namibia.

Rhoptropus afer  These diurnal geckos sit out on rocks in Namibia and Angola and thermally charge to the fastest living gecko species attaining speeds of up to 6.7 MPH. These are primarily terrestrial but can climb glass. 

Chondrodactylus species This is a currently undescribed species of Chondrodactylus from Southern Botswana. They come from arid sand fields and will live on anything they can climb on. They have smaller scales and a smoother look than other arboreal Chondrodactylus of this body type.

Pachydactylus tigrinus There are two distinct forms of this species the Zimbabwe form and the Mozambique form. I'm currently working with the Zimbabwe form.  Their habitat is semi moist savannahs where they live in rock crevices as well as under rocks. I spray their tank heavier than I do with most of the other Pachydactlyus species that I work with.

Pachydactylus (Palmatogecko) rangei  From coastal Namibia and Angola. They live below the ground during the day in one of the harshest climates in the world. Surface temperatures range from 40-110 F with heavy morning fogs. They have specialized tendons in their feet that allow them to use their webbed feet as shovels as they dig from the front feet in a circular motion to pass sand to the back ones. A unique and alien like species. I keep one third of their enclosure on the cool side moist where they burrow and they will lay small fragile eggs on the hot side in the dry sand.

Chondrodactylus angulifer namibiensis These come from Namibia. There are few collections in the country with these. Much more colorful and a stronger pattern than C. a. angulifer also a more slender build. This will be my first season working with these and I have gotten the first clutch of the season. I'm working with 1.2 and will be looking to add more bloodlines to the group if I can find them. 

Rhoptropus cf biporus  Also diurnal and quite speedy. These can be a little more arboreal than Rhoptropus afer and prefer sandstone surfaces. 

Pachydactylus rugosus  rugosus One of the most in demand Pachydactylus for good reason. A larger stout build Pachy, Most species loose some of their natural behaviors in captivity. These scorpion mimics do not lose that behavior. They come from Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa. They behave both terrestrially and arboreally. 

Chondrodactylus angulifer angulifer  These come from sand flats and rocky terrain in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. These are sexually dimorphic with males having three white spots on each side of the body and being larger than females. These can be quite aggressive and will eat almost anything they can catch. These can vocalize in defense and will not hesitate to bite. They lay 3-5 clutches per season.

The top ones are the normal form, the darker ones in the middle are the Little Karoo form from southern South Africa, and the bottom ones are Hypomelanistic.



Stenodactylus sthenodactylus  From North and West Africa as well as the Western Middle East. These are vocal and do tail wave. They can be seen out in the open during the day but are mostly nocturnal and are very active hunters.


Chondrodactylus laevigatus  One of the most color full and robust of the arboreal types of Chondrodactylus from the Republic of South Africa. I'm currently raising a half grown 1.1 pair and 0.0.2 babies. When they are full grown I'll update the above pic. These are rare.

Chondrodactylus turneri  These are often mistaken for Chondrodactylus bibroni as "Bibron's geckos" . To the best of my knowledge there are no Chondrodactylus bibroni in the US. These have a wide range and come from Angola, Tanzania, Namibia, RSA, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Mozambique, Malawi, and Rawanda and are typically found in bushveld habitat.


Ptenopus kochi  Commonly known as a barking gecko. During the mating season in Namibia the males can be quite load in choruses of gecko barking. Males have a bright yellow coloration to their throat. These are the largest, hardiest, and easiest to breed of the genus.  In nature they dig extensive burrows including a escape break through chamber towards the top. In captivity they do well on about a few inches of fine sand.

Pachydactylus fasciatus One of the most popular of Pachys for good reason. Attractive, hardy, and easily bred. They reside in Namibia where they live in rock crevices on dry savannahs. They do emit low chirps as well as squeaks if startled.