Thecadactylus

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Thecadactylus
Thecadactylus oskrobapreinorum - ZooKeys-118-097-g004-d.jpg
Thecadactylus oskrobapreinorum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Phyllodactylidae
Genus: Thecadactylus
Oken, 1817
Species

3, see text

Thecadactylus is a gekko genus from the tropical Americas. They are known as the turnip-tailed geckos.[1] The genus belongs to the gecko family Phyllodactylidae. Until 2007, it was believed to be monotypic, with T. rapicauda the sole species. Then however, the population from upstream southern Amazon basin was discovered to be very distinct and was named a new species, T. solimoensis. A third species was described in 2011.

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