Keel-scaled (Round Island) Boa

Casarea dussumieri

 

Size: 1.5m

 

Population: 4/hectare

 

Juveniles are bright orange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mauritian ornate day gecko

Phelsuma ornata

 

Size: 10cm

 

Population: 261/hectare

 

Important pollinator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round Island day gecko

Phelsuma guentheri

 

Size: 25 - 30cm

 

Population: 15/hectare

 

Glue eggs to tree trunks or rocky coves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round Island is internationally famous for its reptile community. All of these are endemic taxa to Mauritius. Four to five species were prior to re-introductions onto other offshore islets restricted to Round Island, Guenther’s Gecko, Telfair’s Skink, Keel-scale Boa, and Durrell’s Night Gecko. Known reptile extinctions from Round Island include giant tortoises and the Burrowing boa.

 

     

 

 

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Durrell's night gecko

Nactus durelli

 

Size: 9cm

 

Population: 189/hectare

 

Vocal gecko - 'Chink chink chink...'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ROUND ISLAND  (Île Ronde)
 

Bojer's Skink

Gongylomorphus bojerii

 

Size: 12cm

 

Population: 238/hectare

 

Named after the naturalist Wenceslas Bojer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telfair's Skink

Leiolopisma telfairii

 

Size: 30-40cm

 

Population: 202/hectare

 

Feed mainly on invertebrates and fruits and are very inquisitive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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