The new East Africa reptiles guide uses "Yellow-headed Dwarf Gecko" as the common name for a different species, Lygodactylus luteopicturatus. These two species were considered a single species until 1964.
Dr. Arnd Weyers of Dresden has written me to suggest that these photos show Lygodactylus mombasicus, which is considered to be a subspecies of Lygodactylus picturatus by the few references I've found on the web. A recent paper by Beate Röll of Ruhr-Universität Bochum lists L. mombasicus as a full-fledged species. I'm trying to find out more about this before I change the classification listed here.
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- Spawls, S., Howell, K., Hinkel, H., Menegon, M. 2018. A Field Guide to East African Reptiles, 2nd edition