Leaf-toed Gecko

The Leaf-toed Gecko is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Peninsular Leaf-toed Gecko is the only nocturnal, climbing gecko native to the continental United States. The Leaf-toed Gecko’s distinctive swollen toepads only cover the tips of the toes, and have a bilobed shape unlike those of other geckos found in North America. More

Leaf-toed gecko is a common name for some species and genera of gecko. More

The Leaf-toed Gecko is from the order Squamata. Species from this order are amphisbaenians, lizards or snakes. There are over 6,000 living species belonging to the squamata order - it is the largest order of all reptiles. More

Distribution The Cederberg Dwarf Leaf-toed Gecko has a very restricted range in South Africa and occurs from the Bokkeveld Mountains in the north through the Cederberg to the Klein Drakenstein Mountains near Wellington. More

Marbled leaf-toed gecko; Common leaf-tailed gecko; Tornier's leaf-toed gecko; Smooth-skinned leaf-tailed gecko; Striped dwarf leaf-toed gecko; Namaqualand dwarf leaf-toed gecko; Gecko; Velvet gecko; Gibber gecko; Steindachner's gecko; Lined gecko; Trinidad gecko; Crested gecko; Wonder gecko; Ashy gecko; Tenerife gecko; More

The Burmese Leaf-toed Gecko is a small gecko species native to Myanmar (Burma). The total length of their body rarely excees 5 cm. These geckos are a light grey-brown color on top, with a darker brown bottom that varies from gecko to gecko. More

The European Leaf-toed Gecko was first described by Gené in 1839, the scientific name of this species is Euleptes europaea. Euleptes from Greek meaning 'true' and 'slim'. Europaea from Latin meaning 'from Europe'. More

The Peninsular Leaf-toed Gecko (Phyllodactylus nocticolus) is the only Gecko species native to the United States of America that is both climbing, and nocturnal. This gecko can be found in southern California on the slopes of semi-desert mountain ranges, extending through the Baja California peninsula. More

Because the Kurdistan leaf-toed gecko is a recently described species from Iran few is known about ecological and biological aspects in this species (Torki and Sharifi 2007). Therefore this species is kept to gain more knowledge about its behaviour. More

Common names

Leaf-toed Gecko in English - English
Salamanquesa del Cabo in Spanish - español
Xantus leaf-toed gecko in English - English

Order : Squamata
Family : Gekkonidae
Genus : Phyllodactylus
Species : Phyllodactylus xanti
Authority : Cope, 1863