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Temporal range: Eocene to Recent
Gekkoninae Gekko gecko.png
Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko), the most widespread species in this genus.
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Gekkoninae
Genus: Gekko
Laurenti, 1768[1]

77 recognized species, see article.

Gekko is a genus of Southeast Asian geckos, commonly known as true geckos or calling geckos, in the family Gekkonidae. Although species such as Gekko gecko (tokay gecko) are very widespread and common, some species in the same genus have a very small range and are considered rare or endangered. Fossils, including Yantarogekko, date back to the Eocene.[2]


The following 77 species are recognized as being valid.[3]

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


  1. ^ Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
  2. ^ "†Yantarogekko Bauer et al. 2005 (gecko)". Fossil works.
  3. ^ "Gekko". The Reptile Database.
  4. ^ Gekko auriverrucosus at the Reptile Database. Accessed 30 May 2016.
  5. ^ van Tri, Ngo; Gamble T. (25 May 2011). "Gekko canaensis sp. nov. (Squamata: Gekkonidae), a new gecko from southern Vietnam" (Pdf). Zootaxa. 2890: 53–6. Retrieved 4 August 2011.
  6. ^ Rösler, H. et al. 2010: A new species of the genus Gekko Laurenti (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Vietnam with remarks on G. japonicus (Schlegel). ISSN 1175-5326 Zootaxa, 2329: 56–68. Preview
  7. ^ Linkem, C.W.; Siler, C.D.; Diesmos, A.C.; Sy, E.; Brown, R.M. 2010: A new species of Gekko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from central Luzon Island, Philippines. ISSN 1175-5326 Zootaxa, 2396: 37–49. Preview
  8. ^ Gekko chinensis at the Reptile Database. Accessed 30 May 2016.
  9. ^ Forgotten species: the subterranean Gekko gigante (12/03/2014)
  10. ^ Panitvong, N., Sumontha, M., Konlek, K., & Kunya, K. (2010). "Gekko lauhachindai sp. nov., a new cave-dwelling gecko (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from central Thailand." Zootaxa 2671: 40–52.
  11. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michel; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Gekko smithii, p. 246).
  12. ^ A new poreless species of Gekko Laurenti, 1768 (Gekkonidae: Squamata) from An Giang Province, southern Vietnam Nguyễn Ngọc Sang, Zootaxa 2501: 54-60. (10/6/2010)

External links[edit]

Data related to Gekko at Wikispecies Media related to Gekko at Wikimedia Commons