Teratoscincus

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Teratoscincus
Teratoscincus keyserlingii.jpg
Teratoscincus keyserlingii
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Sphaerodactylidae
Genus: Teratoscincus
Strauch, 1863[1]

Teratoscincus is a genus of geckos commonly referred to as wonder geckos or frog-eyed geckos; it is the only genus within the subfamily Teratoscincinae. Species in the genus Teratoscincus are found from the Arabian Peninsula in Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman, west across southern Asia in Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, north to Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to Mongolia and China. The genus consists of six species.

Member species[edit]

In captivity[edit]

T. roborowskii is frequently found in the exotic animal trade. They are suitable for keeping in a desert vivarium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System). www.itis.gov.

Further reading[edit]

  • Strauch A. 1863. "Characteristik zweier neuen Eidechsen aus Persien ". Bulletin de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de St-Pétersbourg 6: 477-480. (Teratoscincus, new genus, p. 480; Teratoscincus keyserlingii, new species, p. 480). (in Latin and German).

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