Ptyodactylus

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Ptyodactylus
Ptyodactylus puiseuxi02.jpg
Ptyodactylus puiseuxi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Gekkoninae
Genus: Ptyodactylus
Cuvier, 1820
Species

6, see text

Ptyodactylus is a genus of geckos distributed across dry areas of Africa and the Middle East, commonly known as fan-fingered geckos. The common name is derived from the pattern of the straight toes which are splayed out like the pattern of a snowflake. The pads are adhesive and each has a retractable claw. This genus has six described species.

Classification of genus Ptyodactylus[edit]