Gymnodactylus albogularis Duméril and Bibron, 1836
The yellow-headed gecko or white-throated gecko (Gonatodes albogularis) is a species of gecko found in warm parts of Central and South America, Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica and as an introduced species, in Florida.
- Gonatodes albogularis albogularis
- Gonatodes albogularis bodinii
- Gonatodes albogularis fuscus
- Gonatodes albogularis notatus
The yellow-headed gecko can grow up to between 69–90 mm (2.7–3.5 in). Male yellow-headed geckos have yellowish heads and blue-blue bodies unlike the female yellow-headed geckos which have white-gray heads and bodies. The species are also identified by their round pupils and digits without extending lamellae.
Yellow-headed geckos feed on insects. They are mainly diurnal. A study in Panama found that they may lay eggs on a seasonal basis, laying more eggs during the rainy season. The species seems to prefer Tropical dry forest, forest edge and anthropogenic habitats.
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- Gonatodes albogularis wildherps
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- Media related to Gonatodes albogularis at Wikimedia Commons