Tenerife gecko

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Tenerife gecko
Perenquen canario (Tarentola delalandii), en Taganana - panoramio.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Phyllodactylidae
Genus: Tarentola
T. delalandii
Binomial name
Tarentola delalandii
  • Platydactylus delalandii
    A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1836
  • Gecko delalandii
    Webb & Berthelot, 1839
  • Tarentola delalandii
    Gray, 1845

The Tenerife gecko or Tenerife wall gecko (Tarentola delalandii ) is a species of lizard in the family Phyllodactylidae.


The specific name, delalandii, is in honor of French naturalist Pierre Antoine Delalande.[3]

Geographic range[edit]

T. delalandii is endemic to Tenerife and La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain.


The natural habitats of T. delalandii are temperate forests, temperate shrubland, Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, rocky areas, rocky shores, pastureland, rural gardens, and urban areas.

Conservation status[edit]

T. delalandii is threatened by habitat loss.


  1. ^ Miras, Jose Antonio Mateo; Pérez-Mellado, Valentin; Martínez-Solano, Iñigo (2009). "Tarentola delalandii ". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2009: e.T61575A12494692. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009.RLTS.T61575A12494692.en.
  2. ^ "Tarentola delalandii ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Tarentola delalandii, p. 68).

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Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA (1885). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume I. Geckonidæ ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 436 pp. + Plates I-XXXII. (Tarentola delalandii, pp. 199, 414).
  • Duméril AMC, Bibron G (1836). Erpétologie générale ou Histoire naturelle complète des Reptiles, Tome troisième [Volume 3]. Paris: Roret. iv + 517 pp. (Platydactylus delalandii, new species, pp. 324–325). (in French).