Antilles leaf-toed gecko

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Antilles leaf-toed gecko
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Hemidactylus
Species: H. palaichthus
Binomial name
Hemidactylus palaichthus
Kluge, 1969
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The Antilles leaf-toed gecko (Hemidactylus palaichthus), also known as the Maria Islands leaf-toed gecko or spiny gecko, is a gecko species found in northern South America, where it is restricted to lowland areas. It can also be found on small rocks and islets offshore of Saint Lucia, Trinidad, and Tobago, though it is absent from the main islands.


  1. ^ Castro, F. & Mayer, G.C. 2010. Hemidactylus palaichthus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T178735A7605659. Downloaded on 14 June 2018.
  • Malhotra, Anita; Thorpe, Roger S. (1999), Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean, Macmillan Education Ltd., p. 95, ISBN 0-333-69141-5.

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