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  Aeluroscalabotes felinus (Günther, 1864)
  Family Name : Eublepharidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Reptile)

  Common Names : Cat-eyed Gecko, Fox-faced Gecko

 
Cat-eyed Gecko,Fox-faced Gecko
  • Description
    • Description :
      Skin relatively thin with small non-overlapping scales. Eyes large and with eyelids (absent in other geckos). Limbs slender, head large, tail short and quite fat. Body brown above, often with longitudinal white bands. Digits not expanded into adhesive pads.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Largely arboreal, inhabiting shrubs in mature forest. It is diurnal and appears to feed largely on insects.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Terrestrial
      Distribution :
      In Singapore, there is a recent unconfirmed record from the Central Catchment Nature Reserve in 2003. Occurs in the Malay Peninsula and Borneo.
      Nature Reserves :
      Central Catchment Nature Reserve
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Habitat degradation and possibly illegal collecting.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      This species was originally described from Singapore. It is highly sought after in the exotic pet trade.
      Conservation Notes :
      Habitat protection, strict policing against illegal collection.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Native
      Conservation Status :
      Rare
      Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Critically Endangered (CR)
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 
      Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 

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