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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Infraorder: Gekkota
Family: Sphaerodactylidae
Genus: Coleodactylus
Parker, 1926[1]

Coleodactylus is a genus of South American geckos.


Coleodactylus is placed in the family Sphaerodactylidae[2][3] and contains the following species:

Coleodactylus amazonicus has been transferred to the genus Chatogekko.[4]


  1. ^ Parker, H. W. 1926. The neotropical lizards of the genera Lepidoblepharis, Pseudogonatodes, Lanthrogecko, and Sphaerodactylus, with the description of a new genus. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (9) 17: 291-301.
  2. ^ Gamble, T., A. M. Bauer, E. Greenbaum, & T.R. Jackman. 2008. Evidence for Gondwanan vicariance in an ancient clade of gecko lizards. Journal of Biogeography 35: 88-104
  3. ^ Gamble, T., A. M. Bauer, G. R. Colli, E. Greenbaum, and T.R. Jackman, L. J. Vitt and A. M. Simons. 2011. Coming to America: Multiple Origins of New World Geckos. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24:231-244.
  4. ^ Gamble, T., J. D. Daza, G. R. Colli, L. J. Vitt and A. M. Bauer (2011). "A new genus of miniaturized and pug-nosed gecko from South America (Sphaerodactylidae: Gekkota)". Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163:1244–1266