Pristurus carteri - "Scorpion Gecko"
Another new addition in 2010, these unique geckos have been on my watchlist for a while now. These small, diurnal geckos are alert and watch my every move when I enter the gecko room. The common name "scorpion gecko" comes from the interesting way these geckos arch their tails over there backs. It is said that the tails play a role in communication. Unfortunately, both members of the pair dropped their tails during shipping to me. They have both regenerated a stub tail, but will never have the same full tail that they once had. With or without tails, this is a very interesting and unique species. This pair will be put together for breeding by early / mid summer. With luck, I may succeed in breeding this uncommon species.