West Indian leopard gecko

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West Indian leopard gecko
West Indian leopard gecko Eublepharis fuscus by Krishna Khan Amravati.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Eublepharidae
Genus: Eublepharis
Species:
E. fuscus
Binomial name
Eublepharis fuscus
Börner, 1981
Synonyms

Eublepharis macularius ssp. fuscus Börner, 1981

The West Indian leopard gecko (Eublepharis fuscus) is a species of leopard gecko found in western India, with its range possibly extending to southeastern Pakistan.[1][2] The specific name "fuscus" means dark or dusky.[2]

Description[edit]

It has a robust habitus and can reach 252 mm (9.9 in) in snout–vent length.[2]

Distribution[edit]

The gecko is widely distributed in western India: it is known from the Western Ghats (northern Karnataka and parts of Maharashtra) as well as from Gujarat. It might occur in Pakistan.[1]

Habitat and behavior[edit]

It can be found in forested hill tracts, scrub, boulders and scrubland. It is a nocturnal, terrestrial gecko that feeds on scorpions and other arthropods.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Srinivasulu, C. & Srinivasulu, B. (2013). "Eublepharis fuscus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2013: e.T172683A1366357. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T172683A1366357.en. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Eublepharis fuscus at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database
  • Börner, A. R. 1981 Third contribution to the systematics of the southwest Asian lizards of the geckonid genus Eublepharis Gray 1827: Further materials from the Indian subcontinent. Saurologica, (3):1-7
  • Das, I. 1997 Resolution of the systematic status of Eublepharis macularius fuscus Boerner, 1981 (EublepharidaSauria: Squamata). Hamadryad 22 (1): 13-20
  • Mirza, Z. & Upadhye, R. 2010. Zur Verbreitung und Lebensweise des in Indien endemischen Lidgeckos Eublepharis fuscus Börner 1981. Sauria 32 (3): 15-23.

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