Grandidier's dwarf gecko

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Grandidier's dwarf gecko (Lygodactylus tolampyae) is a species of lizard in the family Gekkonidae. The species is endemic to Madagascar.[2]

Grandidier's dwarf gecko
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Lygodactylus
L. tolampyae
Binomial name
Lygodactylus tolampyae
(Grandidier, 1872)
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  • Hemidactylus tolampyae
    Grandidier, 1872
  • Lygodactylus tolampyae
    Mocquard, 1909
  • Lygodactylus tuberifer
    Boettger, 1913
  • Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) tolampyae
    Rösler, 2000


The specific name, tolampyae, may refer to Ambatolampy, a city in Madagascar. Grandidier gave no explanation.[3]


The preferred natural habitat of L. tolampyae is forest, at altitudes from sea level to 1,600 m (5,200 ft).[1]


L. tolampyae is oviparous.[2]


  1. ^ a b Vences, M. (2011). "Lygodactylus tolampyae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2011: e.T172945A6946218. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-2.RLTS.T172945A6946218.en. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Lygodactylus tolampyae at the Reptile Database
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Lygodactylus tolampyae, p. 266).

Further readingEdit

  • Glaw F, Vences M (2006). A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar, Third Edition. Cologne, Germany: Vences & Glaw Verlag. 496 pp. ISBN 978-3929449-03-7.
  • Grandidier A (1872). "Description de quelques Reptiles nouveaux découverts a Madagascar en 1870 ". Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Cinquième Série [Fifth Series], Zoologie et Paléontologie 15 (20): 6–11. (Hemidactylus tolampyæ, new species, p. 8). (in French).
  • Kojima Y (2016). "Robbery in the Dark: Nocturnal Foraging of a Madagascan Diurnal Gecko, Lygodactylus tolampyae". Current Herpetology 35 (2): 135–138.
  • Rösler H (2000). "Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha)". Gekkota 2: 28–153. {Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) tolampyae, p. 95}. (in German).