Dwarf yellow-headed gecko

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Yellow-headed dwarf gecko
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In Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Lygodactylus
Species: L. luteopicturatus
Binomial name
Lygodactylus luteopicturatus
Pasteur, 1964[1]
  • L. l. zanzibaritis Pasteur, 1964[2]
  • L. l. luteopicturatus Pasteur, 1964

The yellow-headed dwarf gecko or dwarf yellow-headed gecko (Lygodactylus luteopicturatus) is a small species of dwarf gecko found in the rocky areas of southern Kenya, Somalia (maybe as an introduced species), eastern Tanzania, and Zanzibar.[2] It can grow up to 90 millimetres (3.5 in), but on average attains a length of 80 millimetres (3.1 in) with a snout-vent (body) length of 39 millimetres (1.5 in). The tail length can be equal to the length of the body from snout to the anus (SVL or Snout-Vent Length).[3]


  1. ^ Pasteur,G. 1964. Recherches sur l'évolution des lygodactyles, lézards Afro-Malagaches actuels. Trav. Inst. Scient. Chérif., Ser. Zool., No. 29: 1-132
  2. ^ a b Lygodactylus luteopicturatus, The Reptile Database
  3. ^ Geckos, Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
  • Broadley, D. G. & HOWELL, K. M. 1991. A check list of the reptiles of Tanzania, with synoptic keys. Syntarsus, 1: 1—70
  • Spawls, S.; Howell, K.; Drewes, R.C. & Ashe, J. 2001. A field guide to the reptiles of East Africa. Academic Press, 543 pp