Barking gheko
Underwoodisaurus milii is a species of Gekkonidae also classified as Nephrurus milii.  It is commonly known as the thick-tailed or barking gecko. These names come from its  distinctive plump tail and sharp, barking defensive call. Thick-tailed geckos are reddish- brown with bands of white and yellow spots and paler  underbelly. They usually grow to 120–140 mm in length. Their original tail is black with  several pale bands, however regenerated tails have little pattern. When threatened, they will  arch their backs and "bark". Thick-tailed geckos are found in rocky outcrops across  southern Australia, and are slightly more cold-tolerant than many other Australian gecko  species.  They are nocturnal, and shelter underneath rocks or in burrows during the day. They feed on  insects and small vertebrates.Unusually for reptiles, this species forms aggregations in their  retreat sites  during the day. The reasons for this are unknown. However, it has been shown  that this behavior  results in a higher aggregate thermal inertia (they stay warmer) than  would be found in solitary geckos of this and related kinds in similar circumstances In the  same source, it was suggested that aggregating for physiological benefits may precede the  development of other kinds of social  behavior. This species, and some other species of gecko  have the unusual habit of licking their  eyes after eating, presumeably to keep the eyeshield moist and clean.
Barking Gheko Barking Gheko
               Barking gheko
Underwoodisaurus milii is a species of Gekkonidae also classified as Nephrurus milii.  It is commonly known as the thick-tailed or barking gecko. These names come from its  distinctive plump tail and sharp, barking defensive call. Thick-tailed geckos are reddish-brown with bands of white and yellow spots and paler  underbelly. They usually grow to 120–140 mm in length. Their original tail is black with  several pale bands, however regenerated tails have little pattern. When threatened, they will  arch their backs and "bark". Thick-tailed geckos are found in rocky outcrops across  southern Australia, and are slightly more cold-tolerant than many other Australian gecko  species.  They are nocturnal, and shelter underneath rocks or in burrows during the day. They feed on  insects and small vertebrates.Unusually for reptiles, this species forms aggregations in their  retreat sites  during the day. The reasons for this are unknown. However, it has been shown  that this behavior  results in a higher aggregate thermal inertia (they stay warmer) than  would be found in solitary geckos of this and related kinds in similar circumstances In the  same source, it was suggested that aggregating for physiological benefits may precede the  development of other kinds of social  behavior. This species, and some other species of gecko  have the unusual habit of licking their  eyes after eating, presumeably to keep the eyeshield moist and clean.
Barking Gheko Barking Gheko
               Barking gheko
Underwoodisaurus milii is a species of Gekkonidae also classified as Nephrurus milii.  It is commonly known as the thick- tailed or barking gecko. These names come from its  distinctive plump tail and sharp, barking defensive call. Thick-tailed geckos are reddish-brown with bands of white and yellow spots and paler  underbelly. They usually grow to 120–140 mm in length. Their original tail is black with  several pale bands, however regenerated tails have little pattern. When threatened, they will  arch their backs and "bark". Thick-tailed geckos are found in rocky outcrops across  southern Australia, and are slightly more cold-tolerant than many other Australian gecko  species.  They are nocturnal, and shelter underneath rocks or in burrows during the day. They feed on  insects and small vertebrates.Unusually for reptiles, this species forms aggregations in their  retreat sites  during the day. The reasons for this are unknown. However, it has been shown  that this behavior  results in a higher aggregate thermal inertia (they stay warmer) than  would be found in solitary geckos of this and related kinds in similar circumstances In the  same source, it was suggested that aggregating for physiological benefits may precede the  development of other kinds of social  behavior. This species, and some other species of gecko  have the unusual habit of licking their  eyes after eating, presumeably to keep the eyeshield moist and clean.
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