Puerto Rican leaf-toed gecko

Puerto Rican leaf-toed gecko

Puerto Rican leaf-toed gecko

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Phyllodactylus wirshingi

The Puerto Rican leaf-toed gecko (Phyllodactylus wirshingi) is a species of lizard in the family Phyllodactylidae. The species is endemic to Puerto Rico.

Animal name origin

The specific name, wirshingi, is in honor of Puerto Rican amateur naturalist Juan A. "Tito" Wirshing (died 1967), who collected the holotype.

Distribution

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P. wirshingi is found on the Puerto Rican island of Caja de Muertos, and on the adjacent southern coast of Puerto Rico.

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The preferred natural habitat of P. wirshingi is forest at altitudes from sea level to 150 m (490 ft).

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Mating Habits

P. wirshingi is oviparous.

References

1. Puerto Rican leaf-toed gecko Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rican_leaf-toed_gecko
2. Puerto Rican leaf-toed gecko on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/48442997/48443133

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