Natal pygmy gecko

Natal pygmy gecko

Natal pygmy gecko

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Coleodactylus natalensis

The Natal pygmy gecko (Coleodactylus natalensis ) is a species of South American lizard in the family Sphaerodactylidae.

Animal name origin

The specific epithet, natalensis, refers to Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, the location of its first discovery.

Appearance

With a total length (including tail) of 35 mm (1.4 in), C. natalensis is one of the smallest known lizards.

Distribution

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C. natalensis is endemic to the Atlantic Forest of Brazil.

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Mating Habits

C. natalensis is oviparous. Females probably have a clutch size just one egg. Size at hatching is 11 mm (0.4 in) in snout–vent length; the tail adds to this only one millimeter.

References

1. Natal pygmy gecko Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natal_pygmy_gecko
2. Natal pygmy gecko on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/174111/7016718

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