Afrogecko plumicauda

Afrogecko plumicauda

Postby thorrshamri » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:31 pm



Just thought I would share this, the animals and video are from my US friend Jon Boone.
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Re: Afrogecko plumicauda

Postby Groenslang » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:39 am

Beautiful animal. What is its common name? The viv also looks interesting?
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Re: Afrogecko plumicauda

Postby thorrshamri » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:47 pm

feathered-tail gecko ;)
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Re: Afrogecko plumicauda

Postby Bushviper » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:36 pm

I have actually held the first live ones collected in 40 years in my hands. Wulf Haacke discovered these after having gone back to the same part of Angola where he found them so many years ago. He then used DNA on the new captives to complete the description of the species. This animal was also bred before the description was completed. It is established in captivity and does not seem to be difficult to keep alive.

Unfortunately Wulf will not ever be going on any field trips again and unless he finishes the work on animals he has already collected this might be his last discovery.
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Re: Afrogecko plumicauda

Postby thorrshamri » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:18 am

Bushviper wrote:I have actually held the first live ones collected in 40 years in my hands. Wulf Haacke discovered these after having gone back to the same part of Angola where he found them so many years ago. He then used DNA on the new captives to complete the description of the species. This animal was also bred before the description was completed. It is established in captivity and does not seem to be difficult to keep alive.

Unfortunately Wulf will not ever be going on any field trips again and unless he finishes the work on animals he has already collected this might be his last discovery.


Out of personal interest as I am planning to get some from Jon, could you please give me hints about their husbandry and hints in breeding? I would really appreciate it Bushviper :D
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Re: Afrogecko plumicauda

Postby Bushviper » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:54 am

I never kept any so I would be lying to you. Speak to a guy in Germany called Mirko Bartz. I was told he has had some major successes with this species. He should be pretty well known on the gecko forums.
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Re: Afrogecko plumicauda

Postby thorrshamri » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:03 pm

Thanks, I happen to know Mirko a little :D
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