Turkmenistan eyelid gecko

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Turkmenistan eyelid gecko
Eublepharis turcmenicus.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Eublepharidae
Genus: Eublepharis
Species:
E. turcmenicus
Binomial name
Eublepharis turcmenicus
Darevsky, 1977

The Turkmenistan eyelid gecko or Turkmenian eyelid gecko (Eublepharis turcmenicus) is a ground-dwelling lizard native to Turkmenistan and northern Iran.[2] It inhabits rocky and stony foothills and slopes at elevations up to 1,000 m (3,300 ft) above sea level. It is oviparous, typically laying clutches of two eggs.[1] Mainly insectivorous, it may also eat smaller vertebrates. Like many other lizards has the ability to shed its tail (autotomy).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Natalia Ananjeva; Nikolai Orlov; Theodore Papenfuss; Soheila Shafiei Bafti (2009). "Eublepharis turcmenicus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2009: e.T164581A5910155. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  2. ^ Eublepharis turcmenicus at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 3 August 2017.