Perochirus is a genus of geckos endemic to the Philippines, Oceania and Japan, commonly known as Micronesian geckos, Polynesian geckos, or tropical geckos.

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Perochirus ateles
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Gekkoninae
Genus: Perochirus
Boulenger, 1885[1]


The following three species are recognized as being valid.[2]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Perochirus.


  1. ^ Perochirus. ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System).
  2. ^ Perochirus at the Reptile Database

Further readingEdit

  • Boulenger GA (1885). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume I. Geckonidæ ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 436 pp. + Plates I-XXXII. (Perochirus, new genus, p. 154).