Cyrtopodion brachykolon

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Bent-toed gecko
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Cyrtopodion
Species: C. brachykolon
Binomial name
Cyrtopodion brachykolon

Cyrtopodion brachykolon is a species of gecko, also known as "bent-toed gecko". The gecko is distinguished from others due to its distinctly short limbs, stout body and large head. In appearance the Cyrtopodion brachykolon is similar to C. stoliczkai and C. baturensis.[1] The name of the gecko comes from Greek: brachys- (meaning short) and kolon (meaning limb).[1]

These species currently have only been known to exist in north-western Pakistan (in Chitral and Swat) and Afghanistan. The species has been found in the Chir Pine (Pinus roxburghii) forests and grasslands at elevations from 1200–1981 m.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Kenneth L. Krysko1; Hafizur Rehman; Kurt Auffenberg. "A NEW SPECIES OF CYRTOPODION (GEKKONIDAE: GEKKONINAE) FROM PAKISTAN". Herpetologica: 100–113.