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    Lepidodactylus listeri
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    Lepidodactylus listeri, also known as Lister's gecko or the Christmas Island chained gecko, is a species of gecko endemic to Christmas Island.[3] It is named after naturalist Joseph Jackson Lister.[4]


    Lister's gecko is a brown lizard growing to a snout-vent length (SVL) of 5 cm (2.0 in). It has a broad, pale fawn/grey vertebral stripe which expands to cover the top of the head and matches the colour and pattern of the tail, and a whitish belly and body covered with small, smooth scales.[5]


    L. listeri is most abundant in primary rainforest on the plateau, but also occurs in disturbed secondary forest growth. It is absent from mined areas on the island.[6][7]


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    5. ^ Cogger HG. (2000). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia. 6th edition. Sydney, Australia: New Holland Books. 808 pp. ISBN 978-1876334338.
    6. ^ Cogger HG, Sadlier RA. (2000). The terrestrial reptiles of Christmas Island - a reappraisal of their status. Sydney: Australian Museum.
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