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Cyrtodactylus sadleiri
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Scientific classification
  • Cyrtodactylus sadleiri
    Wells & Wellington, 1985
  • Gonydactylus sadleiri
    — Kluge, 1991
  • Cyrtodactylus sadleiri
    — Cogger, 2000

Cyrtodactylus sadleiri, also known commonly as Sadleir's bow-fingered gecko and the Christmas Island forest gecko, is a species of lizard in the family Gekkonidae. The species is endemic to Christmas Island, Australia.


The specific name, sadleiri, is in honour of "Dr. R. Sadleir".


The preferred natural habitat of C. sadleiri is forest, at altitudes from sea level to 300 m (980 ft).


C. sadleiri is oviparous.

  • Cogger HG (2014). Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition. Clayton, Victoria Australia: CSIRO Publishing. xxx + 1,033 pp. .
  • Rösler H (2000). "Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha)". Gekkota 2: 28–153. (Cyrtodactylus sadleiri, p. 67). (in German).
  • Wells RW, Wellington CR (1985). "A Classification of the Amphibia and Reptilia of Australia". Australian Journal of Herpetology, Supplemental Series (1): 1–61. (Cyrtodactylus sadleiri, new species, p. 11).
  • Wilson S, Swan G (2013). A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia, Fourth Edition. Sydney: New Holland Publishers. 522 pp. .
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