Sphaerodactylus townsendi

Sphaerodactylus townsendi

Sphaerodactylus townsendi, Townsend's dwarf sphaero, Townsend's least gecko

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Sphaerodactylus townsendi

Sphaerodactylus townsendi, known commonly as the Townsend's dwarf sphaero or Townsend's least gecko, is a small species of lizard in the family Sphaerodactylidae. The species is endemic to Puerto Rico.

Animal name origin

The specific name, townsendi, is in honor of American zoologist Charles Haskins Townsend.

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The preferred habitats of S. townsendi are forest and shrubland at altitudes of 0–200 m (0–656 ft), but it may also be found in introduced vegetation.

Mating Habits

S. townsendi is oviparous.

References

1. Sphaerodactylus townsendi Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sphaerodactylus_townsendi
2. Sphaerodactylus townsendi on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/75605960/75607954

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