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This article is about the lizard genus Gekko. For the broader lizard group, see Gecko. For other uses, see Gekko (disambiguation)
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Gekko gecko
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Lacertilia
Infraorder: Gekkota
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Gekkoninae
Genus: Gekko
Laurenti, 1768[1]

32 recognized species, see article.

Gekko is a genus of colorful and diverse Southeast Asian geckos commonly known as true geckos or calling geckos. Although species such as the Tokay Gecko are very widespread and common, some species in the same genus have a very small range and are considered rare or endangered.

Classification of genus Gekko[edit]


  1. ^ Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
  2. ^ "Gekko canaensis sp. nov. (Squamata: Gekkonidae), a new gecko from southern Vietnam." (Pdf) (Press release). Zootaxa 2890: 53-64. 25 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Rösler, H. et al. 2010: A new species of the genus Gekko Laurenti (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Vietnam with remarks on G. japonicus (Schlegel). Zootaxa, 2329: 56–68. Preview
  4. ^ Linkem, C.W.; Siler, C.D.; Diesmos, A.C.; Sy, E.; Brown, R.M. 2010: A new species of Gekko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from central Luzon Island, Philippines. Zootaxa, 2396: 37–49. Preview
  5. ^ Forgotten species: the subterranean Gekko gigante (12/03/2014)
  6. ^ Panitvong, N., Sumontha, M., Konlek, K., & Kunya, K. (2010). "Gekko lauhachindai sp. nov., a new cave-dwelling gecko (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from central Thailand." Zootaxa. 2671: 40–52.
  7. ^ A new poreless species of Gekko Laurenti, 1768 (Gekkonidae: Squamata) from An Giang Province, southern Vietnam Nguyễn Ngọc Sang, Zootaxa (10/6/2010)

External links[edit]

Data related to Gekko at Wikispecies Media related to Gekko at Wikimedia Commons