Guerreran leaf-toed gecko

Guerreran leaf-toed gecko

Guerreran leaf-toed gecko, Desert leaf-toed gecko

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Phyllodactylus bordai

The Guerreran leaf-toed gecko (Phyllodactylus bordai), also known commonly as the desert leaf-toed gecko and the salamanquesa de Guerrero in Spanish, is a species of lizard in the family Phyllodactylidae. The species is endemic to Mexico.

Animal name origin

The specific name, bordai, is in honor of Spaniard José de la Borda, who discovered silver in Taxco in 1716, became extremely wealthy, and built the Church of Santa Prisca de Taxco.

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P. bordai is native to southern central Mexico, where it is found in the Mexican states of Guerrero, Morelos, Oaxaca, and Puebla.

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The preferred natural habitat of P. bordai is forest.

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Habits and Lifestyle

Lifestyle

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Mating Habits

P. bordai is oviparous.

References

1. Guerreran leaf-toed gecko Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guerreran_leaf-toed_gecko
2. Guerreran leaf-toed gecko on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/64040/12739163

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