Gomero wall gecko

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Gomero wall gecko
Gecko de la Gomera (Tarentola gomerensis).JPG
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Phyllodactylidae
Genus: Tarentola
Species: T. gomerensis
Binomial name
Tarentola gomerensis
Joger & Bischoff, 1983

The Gomero wall gecko or La Gomera gecko (Tarentola gomerensis), also known as perenquén in the Canary Islands, is a species of lizard in the family Gekkonidae. It is endemic to La Gomera.

Its natural habitats are temperate shrubland, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rocky areas, rocky shores, pastureland, plantations, rural gardens, and urban areas.

References[edit]

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