White-headed dwarf gecko

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White-headed dwarf gecko
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White-headed dwarf gecko in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The tail has been lost due to a self-defense mechanism known as autotomy.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Lygodactylus
Species: L. picturatus
Binomial name
Lygodactylus picturatus
(Peters, 1871)[1]
Synonyms

Hemidactylus picturatus Peters, 1871

The white-headed dwarf gecko or painted dwarf gecko (Lygodactylus picturatus) is a species of Lygodactylus gecko widely distributed in Africa.[2]

One subspecies is recognized, in addition to the nominate one: Lygodactylus picturatus sudanensis Loveridge, 1935, the Sudani dwarf gecko.[2]

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