Crossobamon

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Crossobamon
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Gekkoninae
Genus: Crossobamon
Boettger, 1888[1]

Crossobamon is a genus of lizards of the gecko family Gekkonidae.

Species[edit]

The genus Crossobamon contains two species:

The latter species is poorly described, and was formerly considered a member of the genus Stenodactylus.

Etymology[edit]

The genus name: Gr. κροσσοι krossoi "tassels, fringe"; βαινω bainō "to walk".[citation needed] The specific name, eversmanni, is in honor of German-born Russian biologist Alexander Eduard Friedrich Eversmann.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

Geckos of the genus Crossobamon live in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, and Central Asia.

Description[edit]

Of average size for geckos, about 16 cm (6.3 in) long, the two species are similar in appearance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boettger O (1888). "Über die Reptilien und Batrachier Transcaspiens ". Zoologische Anzeiger 11: 259-263. (Crossobamon, new genus, p. 60). (in German).
  2. ^ 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. (Crossobamon eversmanni, p. 86).

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