Uroplatus ebenaui

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Uroplatus ebenaui
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria/Lacertilia
Infraorder: Gekkota
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Uroplatus
Species: U. ebenaui
Binomial name
Uroplatus ebenaui
(Boettger, 1879)
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Uroplatus ebenaui, commonly known as the spearpoint leaf-tail gecko, is a species of lizard, an arboreal and nocturnal gecko, which is found on Nosy Bé island and in western and northern Madagascar.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, ebenaui, is in honor of German zoologist Karl Ebenau.[3]

Habitat[edit]

U. ebenaui lives in tropical rain forests and dry deciduous forests.

Description[edit]

U. ebenaui is the smallest species of Uroplatus and can reach a total length (including tail) of 75 mm (3 inches).

Taxonomy[edit]

Uroplatus ebenaui may be a complex of species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IUCN Red List, Retrieved 16 February 2012.
  2. ^ Edmonds, Devin. (2002). "Spearpoint Leaf-tailed Gecko (Uroplatus ebenaui )". Amphibian Care. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Uroplatus ebenaui, p. 80).

External links[edit]

  • Data related to Uroplatus at Wikispecies
  • Media related to Uroplatus at Wikimedia Commons