Duméril & Bibron, 1836
Uroplatus lineatus is a gecko which is found in eastern Madagascar and on the island Nosy Bohara. These geckos live on trees in tropical rain forests and on bamboo plants. They reach a total length of 270 mm. Threats to this species are posed by deforestation and illegal pet trade.
Taxonomy and etymology
The generic name, Uroplatus, is a Latinization of two Greek words: "ourá" (οὐρά) meaning "tail" and "platys" (πλατύς) meaning "flat". Its specific name, lineatus, is the Latin word for "lined" in reference to the longitudinal stripes on the lizard's body.
- IUCN Red List, retrieved 16 February 2012
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