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Web-footed Gecko at sunset Namib Desert Namibia ; Nocturnal animals that live mostly nestled in deep burrows where some moisture are preserved during the day. Thin, spindly legs and large webbed feet are used to dig the burrows in the coastal Namib Desert. Webbed feet also aids in running over fine sand. Large, bulb-like dark brown and red eyes with vertical pupils, lack eyelids but are covered with a transparent scale, or spectacle, which is cleaned by periodic licking.

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Area / Desert / Dry desert

Shot / Three quarter shot

Animal / Wild animal / Reptile / Lizard / Gecko / Gecko (Gekkonidae) / Thick-toed Gecko (Pachydactylus sp) / Namib Sand Gecko (Pachydactylus rangei)

Environment / Biodiversity management / Environment management / Environment protection / National park

Behavior / Nocturnal

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Ambiance / Twilight / Evening

Earth's crust / Landform / Horizon

Africa / Southern Africa / Namibia / Namib-Naukluft Park / Namib desert

Area / Desert / Sand desert



Species / Diet pattern / Insectivore (diet)

Matter (substance) / Mineral matter / Sand

Enumeration / Alone

Individual / Stage of development / Adult

Space / Sun / Sunset

Science / Meteorology / Meteorological phenomenon / Sky / Cloud

Latin keywords

Eukaryota / Opisthokonta / Metazoa / Bilateria / Coelomata / Deuterostomia / Chordata / Vertebrata / Tetrapoda / Reptilia / Lepidosauria / Squamata / Lacertilia / Sauria / Gekkonidae / Palmatogecko

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