Russia 50-RUBLES (Y331) Turkmenistan Eyelid Gecko
What lizard is this? The Krause catalogue calls it a Turkmenic gecko. Google that, and you'll pretty much just find references to the coin itself, which is a sure sign it is not the correct name (or at least, not a popular name). The Central Bank of the Russian Federation says the coin shows a Turkmen eublefar, which leads us to the proper Latin name of Eublepharis turcmenicus, otherwise known as the Turkmenistan Eyelid Gecko. I'll admit my research was thrown off by the fat tail on this fellow. I was trying to follow the 'fat-tailed gecko' path at first! Speaking of the fat tail, like many other lizards, this fellow can shed its tail in an emergency.
- Diameter: 25 mm
- Composition: Aluminum-Bronze in Copper-Nickel ring
- CAT#: Y331