Haemodracon

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Haemodracon
Phyllodactylus riebeckii.jpg
Haemodracon riebeckii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Gekkoninae
Genus: Haemodracon
Bauer, Good & Branch, 1997

Haemodracon is a small genus of rare geckos from Socotra archipelago.

It contains the following species:[1]

The genus name is related to Dracaena cinnabari — the most famous tree of Socotra. It gives a red resin known as dragon's blood. The word Haemodracon consist of Ancient Greek: αἷμα (haema) — "blood" and dracon.[1]

H. riebeckii lives on Socotra Island and nearby Samhah Island. It is bigger, more widespread and more commonly seen. H. trachyrhinus lives only on Socotra Island.[2] Both species are regarded as Least concern by IUCN.[3][4] They are active at night and live mainly in rocky habitats.[2]

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