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Asaccus elisae
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Phyllodactylidae
Genus: Asaccus
Dixon & S. Anderson, 1973[1]


Asaccus is a genus of geckos commonly known as Southwest Asian leaf-toed geckos.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

The genus Asaccus is endemic to the Middle East.[2]


There are 16 species in this genus.[3] Five were described in 2011.[4][5]

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


  1. ^ "Asaccus ". Dahms Tierleben.
  2. ^ a b Papenfuss TJ et al. (2010). "Phylogenetic relationships among species of Southwest Asian leaf-toed geckos (Asaccus)". Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Series 4, 61 (13): 587-596.
  3. ^ Asaccus at the Reptile Database
  4. ^ Torki F et al. (2011). "Description of four new Asaccus Dixon and Anderson, 1973 (Reptilia: Phyllodactylidae) from Iran and Turkey". Amphibia-Reptilia 32 (2): 185-202.
  5. ^ Torki F. (2011). "Beschreibung eines neuen Asaccus (Sauria: Phyllodactylidae) aus dem Iran ". Sauria 33 (1) 51–61. (in German).

Further reading[edit]

  • Dixon JR, Anderson SC. (1973). "A new genus and species of Gecko (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Iran and Iraq". Bull. Southern California Acad. Sci. 72 (3): 155-160. (Asaccus, new genus, pp. 156-157; A. griseonotus, new species, pp. 158-160).