Northern Spiny Tail Gecko
These hypnotic eyes belong to the Northern Spiny Tail Gecko, Strophurus ciliaris aberrans (Gekkonidae), a large gecko (up to 15cm long), endemic to western Australia.
As suggested by their common and scientific names, these geckos have two rows of large spines down the upper surface of the tail, and a row of small spines above the eye. In fact, Strophurus means ‘turning-tail’, and ciliaris ‘eyelashed’, in reference to the spines above the eyes.
When molested, this gecko exudes a noxious sticky fluid from the glands in its tail.
Locality: Gascoyne, Western Australia
I had the pleasure to spend this year working on Gravity Falls as a revisionist and storyboard artist with an insanely talented team. Check out the second season airing August 1st, everyone worked really hard on it!
Mamma mia! The egg is-a hatching!
It’s a soon-to-be Mama Luigi with palette 33!