Animalia > Chordata > Squamata > Phyllodactylidae > Haemodracon


Wikipedia Abstract

Haemodracon is a small genus of rare geckos from Socotra archipelago. It contains the following species: \n* Haemodracon riebeckii (W. Peters, 1882) — type species \n* Haemodracon trachyrhinus (Boulenger, 1899) The genus name is related to Dracaena cinnabari — the most famous tree of Socotra. It gives a red resin known as dragon's blood. The word Haemodracon consist of Ancient Greek: αἷμα (haema) meaning "blood", and dracon meaning "dragon". The specific name, riebeckii, is in honor of German ethnologist Emil Riebeck.
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Haemodracon riebeckii (Attributes)
Haemodracon trachyrhinus (Pygmy Socotran Leaf-toed Gecko) (Attributes)

External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0