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Iranian Fat Tailed Gecko
Eublepharis angramainyu
Range Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Family Gekkonidae
Genus Eublepharis
Species E. angramainyu

The Iranian fat tailed gecko, (Eublepharis angramainyu), is a ground dwelling gecko native to Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria. Its diet is insectivorous but may eat smaller vertebrates. Like most lizards it has the ability to shed its tail (autotomy).

The Eublepharinae family is unique in that it is the only gecko family with eyelids.