Thursday, October 08, 2009

Dancing house Gecko

Dancing Gecko
Originally uploaded by Chi Liu
The House Gecko is also known as Hemidactylus, a genus of the family of typical geckos, Gekkonidae. It is the second-most[verification needed] speciose genus in the family, says Wikipedia, with about 90 described species, newfound ones being described every few years.

These geckos are found in all the tropical regions of the world, extending into the subtropical parts of Africa and Europe. They excel in colonizing oceanic islands by rafting on flotsam, and are for example found across most of Polynesia.

They are typically known as house geckos, due to their readyness to adapt to and coexist with humans.

Geckos are small to average sized lizards belonging to the family Gekkonidae, found in warm climates throughout the world. Geckos are unique among lizards in their vocalizations, making chirping sounds in social interactions with other geckos. The name stems from the Indonesian/Javanese word Tokek, inspired by the sound these animals make. The Malay word for gecko is cicak.

The House Gecko often becomes accepted as part of the indoor menagerie and are often welcome guests, as they feed on insects, including mosquitoes.