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Common leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Infraorder: Gekkota
Family: Eublepharidae
Boulenger, 1883

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The Eublepharidae are a family of geckos consisting of 30 described species in six genera. They occur in Asia, Africa and North America.[1][2][3] Eublepharid geckos lack adhesive toepads and, unlike other geckos, have movable eyelids. Leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius) are popular pet lizards.


The following genera are considered members of the Eublepharidae:


  1. ^ Grismer, L.L. 1988. Phylogeny, taxonomy, classification, and biogeography of eublepharid geckos. In: Phylogenetic Relationships of the Lizard Families (R. Estes & G. Pregill, eds), pp. 369– 469. Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Gamble, T., E. Greenbaum, T.R. Jackman, A.P. Russell, and A.M. Bauer. 2012. Repeated origin and loss of adhesive toepads in geckos. PLoS ONE 7:e39429