Phyllodactylus

Phyllodactylus is a genus of geckos distributed in South America and Central America, and as far north as the southern United States. They are commonly known as "leaf-toed geckos" in their native range, and otherwise as American leaf-toed geckos to distinguish them from unrelated genera with similar feet.

Phyllodactylus
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Phyllodactylus xanti
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Phyllodactylidae
Genus: Phyllodactylus
Gray, 1828

SpeciesEdit

Phyllodactylus contains these species:[1]

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Phyllodactylus". The Reptile Database. Retrieved June 9, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Further readingEdit

  • Boulenger GA (1885). Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume I. Gekkonidæ ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 436 pp. + Plates I-XXXII. (Genus Phyllodactylus, p. 76).
  • Gray JE (1828). Spicilegia Zoologica: or Original Figures and Short Systematic Description of New and Unfigured Animals. London: Treuttel, Wurtz and Wood. (Phyllodactylus, new genus, p. 3).