Dwarf yellow-headed gecko

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Yellow-headed dwarf gecko
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In Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Lygodactylus
Species:
L. luteopicturatus
Binomial name
Lygodactylus luteopicturatus
Pasteur, 1964 [1]
Subspecies [2]
  • L. l. zanzibaritis Pasteur, 1964
  • L. l. luteopicturatus Pasteur, 1964

The yellow-headed dwarf gecko or dwarf yellow-headed gecko (Lygodactylus luteopicturatus) is a small species of dwarf gecko found in the rocky areas of southern Kenya, Somalia (maybe as an introduced species), eastern Tanzania, and Zanzibar. [2] It can grow up to 90 millimetres (3.5 in), but on average attains a length of 80 millimetres (3.1 in) with a snout-vent (body) length of 39 millimetres (1.5 in). The tail length can be equal to the length of the body from snout to the anus (SVL or Snout-Vent Length). [3]

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References

  1. Pasteur, G. 1964. Recherches sur l'évolution des lygodactyles, lézards Afro-Malagaches actuels. Trav. Inst. Scient. Chérif., Ser. Zool., No. 29: 1-132
  2. 1 2 Lygodactylus luteopicturatus, The Reptile Database
  3. Geckos, Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund