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Geckos and Pygopods: Gekkonidae

Physical Characteristics, Geographic Range, Habitat, Behavior And Reproduction, Geckos, Pygopods, And PeopleDIET, CONSERVATION STATUS


WESTERN BANDED GECKO (Coleonyx variegatus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
HOUSE GECKO (Hemidactylus frenatus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Nearly all geckos eat insects and spiders. A few larger species eat small snakes, small lizards, and baby birds. In some habitats, geckos also eat plant pollen and ripe fruit. Smaller pygopods are insect eaters, and larger ones eat snakes and lizards.

The conservation status of most species is unknown. Because of illegal pet trade collection, the World Conservation Union (IUCN) lists one brightly colored group of geckos as Endangered and internationally protected.

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