Blanc's dwarf gecko

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Blanc's dwarf gecko
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Lygodactylus
Species: L. blanci
Binomial name
Lygodactylus blanci
G. Pasteur, 1967
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Lygodactylus blanci, commonly called Blanc's dwarf gecko, is a species of gecko native to central Madagascar.[2]


Both the specific name, blanci, and the common name, Blanc's dwarf gecko, are in honor of French herpetologist Charles Pierre Blanc.[3]


  1. ^ Raxworthy, C.J. & Vences, M. (2010). "Lygodactylus blanci ". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Lygodactylus blanci at the Reptile Database. Accessed 19 May 2013.
  3. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Lygodactylus blanci, p. 26).

Further reading[edit]

  • Pasteur G. 1967. "Note préliminaire sur les geckos du genre Lygodactylus rapportés par Charles Blanc du Mont Ibity (Madagascar)". Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 39: 439-443.