Harpesaurus beccarii

G. prasina [Photo & Owned by Samsaya]

G. prasina [Photo & Owned by Samsaya]

Yacaré Caiman [Nick Green]

Yacaré Caiman [Nick Green]

White Phase Tiger Goldenchild [El Segundo Pythons]

White Phase Tiger Goldenchild [El Segundo Pythons]

Sleeping Varanus brevicauda by Peter Birch

Sleeping Varanus brevicauda by Peter Birch

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desert iguana
Desert Iguana

Desert Iguana

The Scorpion gecko (Pristurus carteri), or Carter’s rock gecko, is endemic to the southern Arabian Peninsula. It is ground dwelling and exclusively diurnal. This species remains under 4” long and is found in gravelly habitats with little or no vegetation. Pristurus means “saw tailed” in Latin and you can see how that name is appropriate when viewing the tail of this gecko. Photo © Matthijs Kuijpers

The Scorpion gecko (Pristurus carteri), or Carter’s rock gecko, is endemic to the southern Arabian Peninsula. It is ground dwelling and exclusively diurnal. This species remains under 4” long and is found in gravelly habitats with little or no vegetation. Pristurus means “saw tailed” in Latin and you can see how that name is appropriate when viewing the tail of this gecko. Photo © Matthijs Kuijpers