Uroplatus ebenaui

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Uroplatus ebenaui
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria/Lacertilia
Infraorder: Gekkota
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Uroplatus
Species: U. ebenaui
Binomial name
Uroplatus ebenaui
(Boettger, 1879)
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Uroplatus ebenaui, commonly known as the spearpoint leaf-tail gecko, is a species of lizard, an arboreal and nocturnal gecko, which is found on Nosy Bé island and in western and northern Madagascar.[2]


The specific name, ebenaui, is in honor of German zoologist Karl Ebenau.[3]


U. ebenaui lives in tropical rain forests and dry deciduous forests.


U. ebenaui is the smallest species of Uroplatus and can reach a total length (including tail) of 75 mm (3.0 in).

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Uroplatus ebenaui may be a complex of species.


  1. ^ IUCN Red List, Retrieved 16 February 2012.
  2. ^ Edmonds, Devin. (2002). "Spearpoint Leaf-tailed Gecko (Uroplatus ebenaui )". Amphibian Care. Retrieved 2 March 2010. 
  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. (Uroplatus ebenaui, p. 80).

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