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Phyllodactylus xanti.jpg
Phyllodactylus xanti
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Gekkoninae
Genus: Phyllodactylus
Gray, 1828

Phyllodactylus is a genus of geckos distributed in South America and Central America, and as far north as the southern United States. They are commonly known as "leaf-toed geckos" in their native range, and otherwise as American leaf-toed geckos to distinguish them from unrelated genera with similar feet.


Phyllodactylus contains the following species:[1]

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


  1. ^ "Phyllodactylus". The Reptile Database. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Boulenger GA. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume I. Gekkonidæ ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 436 pp. + Plates I-XXXII. (Genus Phyllodactylus, p. 76).
  • Gray JE. 1828. Spicilegia Zoologica: or Original Figures and Short Systematic Description of New and Unfigured Animals. London: Treuttel, Wurtz and Wood. (Phyllodactylus, new genus, p. 3).