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Pristurus rupestris
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Sphaerodactylidae
Genus: Pristurus
Rüppell, 1835[1]

Pristurus is a genus of geckos endemic to Arabia and Socotra Island as well as the Middle East and the Horn of Africa. Species of Pristurus are commonly known as rock geckos .

Species and subspecies[edit]

The following species and subspecies are recognized:[1][2]

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


  1. ^ a b ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System).
  2. ^ The Reptile Database.

Further reading[edit]

  • Arnold EN. 1986. New species of semaphore gecko (Pristurus: Gekkonidae) from Arabia and Socotra. Fauna of Saudi Arabia 8: 352-377.
  • Boulenger GA. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Second Edition. Volume I. Geckonidæ, ... London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xii + 436 pp. + Plates I-XXXII. (Genus Pristurus, p. 52).
  • Rüppell E. Neue Wirbelthiere zu der Fauna von Abyssinien gehörig: Amphibien. Frankfurt am Main: S. Schmerber. 34 pp. (Pristurus, new genus, p. 16). (in German).