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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.


The genus Crossobamon contains two species:

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


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.


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


  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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