Armstrong's least gecko

Armstrong's least gecko

Armstrong's least gecko, Southern forest geckolet

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Sphaerodactylus armstrongi

Armstrong's least gecko (Sphaerodactylus armstrongi), also known commonly as the southern forest geckolet, is a species of lizard in the family Sphaerodactylidae. The species is endemic to the island of Hispaniola.

Animal name origin

The specific name, armstrongi, is in honor of Lorenzo D. Armstrong, a patron of the American Museum of Natural History who financed the 1932 expedition on which the holotype was collected.

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S. armstrongi is found in the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

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The preferred natural habitat of S. armstrongi is forest, at altitudes from sea level to 1,800 m (5,900 ft).

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Mating Habits

S. armstrongi is oviparous.

References

1. Armstrong's least gecko Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armstrong's_least_gecko
2. Armstrong's least gecko on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/75605325/115485502

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