Lauhachinda’s cave gecko is thought to occur in only one area that is less that 10km² in size. Living in caves in karst areas in central Thailand.
This species is part of the Gekkonidae family, which diverged from all other families in the Squamata order approximately 65 million years ago.
This gecko’s habitat is threatened by limestone quarrying activity that is occurring in the caves that this species lives in. Further research into the distribution and ecology of this species is required to better understand and protect it.
Found in Khao Wong and Khao E-Mod, two karst formations within Chalermphrakiat District, Saraburi Province, Central Thailand.
Habitat and Ecology
This species lives in limestone caves and near cave entrances. It can be seen active on tree roots but retreats to crevices if disturbed. Lauhachinda’s cave gecko lays eggs during the dry season.