Aristelliger lar

Aristelliger lar

Aristelliger lar, Hispaniolan giant gecko, Spotted caribbean gecko

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Aristelliger lar

Aristelliger lar, also known as the Hispaniolan giant gecko and the spotted Caribbean gecko, is a species of lizard in the family Sphaerodactylidae. The species is endemic to the island of Hispaniola.

Animal name origin

The specific name, lar, refers to a Lar, an ancient Roman household god.

Appearance

A. lar attains a snout-to-vent length (SVL) of about 13 cm (5.1 in).

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A. lar is found in disjunct populations on Hispaniola, in both the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Mating Habits

A. lar is oviparous.

References

1. Aristelliger lar Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristelliger_lar
2. Aristelliger lar on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/178538/71746541

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