Bradfield's dwarf gecko

Bradfield's dwarf gecko

Bradfield's dwarf gecko

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Lygodactylus bradfieldi

Bradfield's dwarf gecko (Lygodactylus bradfieldi) is a species of gecko, a lizard in the family Gekkonidae. The species is endemic to Southern Africa.

Animal name origin

The specific name, bradfieldi, is in honor of R.D. Bradfield (1882–1949), who was a South African farmer and naturalist.

Appearance

L. bradfieldi may attain a snout-to-vent length of 3 cm (1.2 in). Dorsally, it is grayish brown, with white and black stripes. Ventrally, it is cream-colored.

Distribution

Geography

L. bradfieldi is native to southern Angola, Zimbabwe, Botswana, and the Republic of South Africa.

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The preferred natural habitats of L. bradfieldi are desert and savanna.

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Mating Habits

L. bradfieldi is oviparous.

References

1. Bradfield's dwarf gecko Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradfield's_dwarf_gecko

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