Additional Resources

Further Reading

Gargoyle Queen ReptilesR. auriculatus (Gargoyle) and C. ciliatus (Crested) Gecko Caresheet. Goes more into detail on a few points than I do. Also breeds very high-quality gargoyle geckos.

Moon Valley Reptiles — They don’t have information specific to gargs, but their crested gecko info is on point, and that’s more or less the same thing.

Nightshift Exotics — High quality gargoyle gecko breeder and talented artist.

Pangea Reptile — Explanation of the metabolic relationship between calcium, phosphorous, and vitamin D3.

Relevant Scientific Literature

Bauer, A. M., and R. A. Sadlier. 2000. The Herpetofauna of New Caledonia, Society for the Study of Reptiles and Amphibians, Ithaca.

Bauer, A. M., and R. A. Sadlier. 2001. New data on the distribution, status, and biology of the giant New Caledonian geckos (Squamata: Diplodactylidae: Rhacodactylus spp.). Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 2:24-29.

Bauer, A. M., and J. V. Vindum. 1990. A checklist and key to the herpetofauna of New Caledonia, with remarks on biogeography. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 47:17-45

Meier, H. 1979. Herpetologische Beobachtungen auf Neukaledonien. Salamandra 15:113-139.

Snyder, J., Snyder, L., & Bauer, A. M. (2010). Ecological observations on the Gargoyle Gecko, Rhacodactylus auriculatus (Bavay, 1869), in southern New Caledonia. Salamandra, 46(1), 37–47.   Synder, J. P., Snyder, L. A., & Bauer, A. M. (2008).

RHACODACTYLUS AURICULATUS (Gargoyle Gecko). SAP FEEDING. Herpetological Review, 39(1), 93.

Snyder, J. P. (2007). The Autecology of Rhacodactylus auriculatus: A Natural History Study of Gargoyle Geckos (Publication No. 910899) [Master’s thesis, Villanova University].

Gargoyle Gecko Care Guide:

  1. Introduction to Gargoyle Geckos
  2. The Gargoyle Gecko Shopping List
  3. Terrarium Size Guidelines
  4. Substrate Options
  5. Temperature & Humidity Requirements
  6. Decorating Your Gecko’s Terrarium
  7. Feeding Your Gargoyle Gecko
  8. Handling Tips
  9. Common Diseases & Health Questions
  10. Additional Resources (YOU ARE HERE)