Language: Russian with scientific nomenclature
Australia and Oceania is home to unique, rare and, perhaps the most difficult-to-keep representatives of the reptilian infraorder Gekkota. This region has the greatest percentage of endemic geckos (ca. 90%), especially because of the many unique island faunas. The fauna here shows a high degree of micro-endemism, where a species’ range may only cover several square kilometres limited by natural landscapes.
This Russian book provides a comprehensive summary of the international literature on the herpetoculture of the geckos of Australia and Oceania. Notably, the author is not simply rewriting information from Western colleagues, but presenting original information that is combined with the author’s extensive experience keeping and breeding a huge number of gecko species in Russia. The book is illustrated with 465 photographs of geckos, their natural biotopes, food items, examples of terrarium design, supplies, and other items that will be useful for establishing a captive population.