Asaccus elisae

Asaccus elisae

Asaccus elisae, Elisa's leaf-toed gecko, Werner's leaf-toed gecko

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Asaccus elisae

Asaccus elisae, also known as Elisa's leaf-toed gecko or Werner's leaf-toed gecko, is a species of gecko, a lizard in the family Phyllodactylidae. It is found in the Middle East, from southern Turkey through eastern Syria and northern and eastern Iraq to western Iran.

Animal name origin

The specific name, elisae (feminine, genitive singular), is in honor of a woman or girl named Elisa, perhaps Franz Werner's wife or daughter; unfortunately, in the original description, he did not specify.

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A. elisae is found in southern Turkey (southeastern Anatolia; in only a few areas on the Euphrates River valley) and southeastward to the eastern part of Syria (known only from Abu Kamal and Al Salhyeh) to eastern and northern parts of Iraq and to western Iran.

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A. elisae lives at altitudes of 150 to 1,000 m (490 to 3,280 ft) above sea level. It prefers rocky habitats having little vegetation. It has also been recorded in caves, and also in ruins in Iran and Iran such as old buildings and houses.

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References

1. Asaccus elisae Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asaccus_elisae
2. Asaccus elisae on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/164739/5921866

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