Horseshoe Dwarf-Gecko

Lepidoblepharis buchwaldi

''Lepidoblepharis buchwaldii'' is a species of gecko, a lizard in the family Sphaerodactylidae. The species is endemic to Ecuador.
Horseshoe Dwarf-Gecko / Lepidoblepharis buchwaldi - full body, Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador A tiny gecko. If I have the correct species, this would be the adult male:
https://www.reptilesofecuador.com/lepidoblepharis_buchwaldi_photos.html

From head to the tip of the tail, it measures 5cm. From head to the back of the hind legs is 2.5cm.
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/127879/horseshoe_dwarf-gecko_lepidoblepharis_buchwaldi_rio_silanche_bird_sanctuary_ecuador.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/127881/horseshoe_dwarf-gecko_lepidoblepharis_buchwaldi_-_frontal_rio_silanche_bird_sanctuary_ecuador.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/127883/horseshoe_dwarf-gecko_lepidoblepharis_buchwaldi_-_top_rio_silanche_bird_sanctuary_ecuador.html Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Fall,Geotagged,Horseshoe Dwarf-Gecko,Lepidoblepharis buchwaldi,Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary,South America,World

Appearance

The holotype of ''L. buchwaldi'' measures 48 mm in total length, of which the head and body make up 23 mm.
Horseshoe Dwarf-Gecko / Lepidoblepharis buchwaldi - frontal, Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador A tiny gecko. If I have the correct species, this would be the adult male:
https://www.reptilesofecuador.com/lepidoblepharis_buchwaldi_photos.html

From head to the tip of the tail, it measures 5cm. From head to the back of the hind legs is 2.5cm.
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/127879/horseshoe_dwarf-gecko_lepidoblepharis_buchwaldi_rio_silanche_bird_sanctuary_ecuador.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/127882/horseshoe_dwarf-gecko_lepidoblepharis_buchwaldi_-_full_body_rio_silanche_bird_sanctuary_ecuador.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/127883/horseshoe_dwarf-gecko_lepidoblepharis_buchwaldi_-_top_rio_silanche_bird_sanctuary_ecuador.html Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Fall,Geotagged,Horseshoe Dwarf-Gecko,Lepidoblepharis buchwaldi,Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary,South America,World

Naming

The specific name, ''buchwaldi'', is in honor of Otto von Buchwald, a German engineer, anthropologist, and naturalist, who worked in Ecuador.
Horseshoe Dwarf-Gecko / Lepidoblepharis buchwaldi, Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador A tiny gecko. If I have the correct species, this would be the adult male:
https://www.reptilesofecuador.com/lepidoblepharis_buchwaldi_photos.html

From head to the tip of the tail, it measures 5cm. From head to the back of the hind legs is 2.5cm.
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/127881/horseshoe_dwarf-gecko_lepidoblepharis_buchwaldi_-_frontal_rio_silanche_bird_sanctuary_ecuador.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/127882/horseshoe_dwarf-gecko_lepidoblepharis_buchwaldi_-_full_body_rio_silanche_bird_sanctuary_ecuador.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/127883/horseshoe_dwarf-gecko_lepidoblepharis_buchwaldi_-_top_rio_silanche_bird_sanctuary_ecuador.html Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Fall,Geotagged,Lepidoblepharis buchwaldi,Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary,South America,World

Habitat

The preferred natural habitat of ''L. buchwaldi'' is forest, at altitudes from sea level to 900 m. It has also been found in artificial habitats such as cacao, mango, and orange plantations.
Horseshoe Dwarf-Gecko / Lepidoblepharis buchwaldi - top, Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary, Ecuador A tiny gecko. If I have the correct species, this would be the adult male:
https://www.reptilesofecuador.com/lepidoblepharis_buchwaldi_photos.html

From head to the tip of the tail, it measures 5cm. From head to the back of the hind legs is 2.5cm.
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/127879/horseshoe_dwarf-gecko_lepidoblepharis_buchwaldi_rio_silanche_bird_sanctuary_ecuador.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/127881/horseshoe_dwarf-gecko_lepidoblepharis_buchwaldi_-_frontal_rio_silanche_bird_sanctuary_ecuador.html
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/127882/horseshoe_dwarf-gecko_lepidoblepharis_buchwaldi_-_full_body_rio_silanche_bird_sanctuary_ecuador.html Ecuador,Ecuador 2021,Fall,Geotagged,Horseshoe Dwarf-Gecko,Lepidoblepharis buchwaldi,Rio Silanche Bird Sanctuary,South America,World

Reproduction

''L. buchwaldi'' is oviparous.

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Status: Least concern
EX EW CR EN VU NT LC
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilySphaerodactylidae
GenusLepidoblepharis
SpeciesL. buchwaldi
Photographed in
Ecuador