Cyrtodactylus cracens

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Slender-headed bent-toed gecko
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Cyrtodactylus
C. cracens
Binomial name
Cyrtodactylus cracens
Batuwita & Bahir, 2005

Cyrtodactylus cracens is a species of gecko endemic to island of Sri Lanka.

Habitat and distribution[edit]

A narrow headed gecko, restricted to the midhills of Sinharaja.


Dorsal tubercles are flattened, and claws long. Scales under fourth toe 7–9. Mental subtriangular, midbody scale rows 26–27. About 7 or 8 rows flattened of dorsal tubercles at midbody. Scales on venter imbricate, with rounded posterior edges. A single series of 5 pre-anal pores in a shallow pre-cloacal depression.

Ecology and diet[edit]

Inhabits small, cave-like rocky areas adjoining forest streams.