Tenerife gecko

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Tenerife gecko
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Infraorder: Gekkota
Family: Phyllodactylidae
Genus: Tarentola
Species: T. delalandii
Binomial name
Tarentola delalandii
(A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1836)

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

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, delalandii, is in honor of French naturalist Pierre Antoine Delalande.[1]

Geographic range[edit]

T. delalandii is endemic to Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.

Habitat[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. (Tarentola delalandii, p. 68).

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