Eublepharis


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Eublepharis

 

a genus of lizards of the family Gekkonidae. The lizards are distinguished from most other genera of the family by the presence of moveable eyelids. The body measures as much as 26 cm in length. The coloration is variegated, with a row of dark transverse stripes.

The genus embraces eight species, which are found in South west and South Asia, on the islands of Hainandao and Norway in Bakbau Bay and the Nansei Islands in Japan. One species,Eublepharis turkmenicus, is found in the central and western Kopetdag and southern Turkmenia and in neighboring regions of Iran. The oviparous animals are nocturnal, hiding in the lairs of rodents and under rocks during the day.

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Herpetological fauna of Dir Lower and Dir Upper districts (Northern mountainous region) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan contains 11 species of lizards (Calotes versicolor farooqi, Laudakia agrorensis, Eublepharis macularius, Cyrtopodion scabrum, Hemidactylus brookii, Hemidactylus flaviviridis, Ophisops jerdonii, Asymblepharus himalayanus, Eurylepis taeniolatus, Eutropis dissimilis and Varanus bengalensis) and 16 species of snakes (Eryx johnii, Amphiesma stolatum, Boiga trigonata, Lycodon striatus, Oligodon arnensis, Oligodon taeniolatus, Platyceps rhodorachis, Platyceps ventromaculatus, Ptyas mucosus, Spalerosophis atriceps, Xenochrophis piscator, Gloydius himalayanus, Bungarus caeruleus, Naja oxiana, Typhlops porrectus, Echis carinatus).
Assymlepharus himalayanus occurs in Nepal and Turkmenistan and in northern parts of India and Pakistan, Eublepharis macularius has been reported from Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India while Laudakia agrorensis and Ophisops jerdonii are restricted to India, Pakistan and Afghanistan only (Masroor, 2012).
McDonald et al., Evidence for neurogenesis in the medial cortex of the leopard gecko, Eublepharis macularius.
A remarkable case of cannibalism in juvenile leopard geckos, Eublepharis macularis (Blyth, 1854) (Squamata: Eublepharidae).
Color change has been observed in leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius) that were incubated at different temperatures and, in some species, incubation temperature plays a role in determining the sex of the hatchlings.
Uhl, "Prevalence of cryptosporidium infection and characteristics of oocyst shedding in a breeding colony of leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, vol.
Incubation temperature and gonadal sex affect growth and physiology in the leopard gecko Eublepharis macularius, a lizard with temperature-dependent sex determination.
Incubation temperature and gonadal sex affect growth and physiology in the leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius), a lizard with temperature-dependent sex determination.
The only other experimental study to investigate this question in a reptile with TSD examined the effect of incubation temperature on reproductive ability i the leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius) (Gutzke an Crews 1988).
Vickaryous, "Neural stem/progenitor cells are activated during tail regeneration in the leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius)," Journal of Comparative Neurology, 2017; DOI: 10.1002/cne.24335