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The Sphaerodactylidae are a family of geckos distributed in North America, South America, and the Caribbean, as well as in Southern Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and into Central Asia. Over 200 species are described in the several genera in this family.[1][2][3]


The following genera are recognized as being valid.[4]


  1. ^ Gamble T, Bauer AM, Greenbaum E, Jackman TR. 2008. Evidence for Gondwanan vicariance in an ancient clade of gecko lizards. Journal of Biogeography 35: 88-104.
  2. ^ Gamble T, Daza JD, Colli GR, Vitt LJ, Bauer AM. 2011. A new genus of miniaturized and pug-nosed gecko from South America (Sphaerodactylidae: Gekkota). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163: 1244–1266.
  3. ^ Gamble T, Bauer AM, Colli GR, Greenbaum E, Jackman TR, Vitt LJ, Simons AM. 2011. Coming to America: Multiple Origins of New World Geckos. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 231-244.
  4. ^ "Sphaerodactylidae". Dahms Tierleben.

Further reading[edit]

  • Underwood G. 1954. On the Classification and Evolution of Geckos. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 124 (3): 469-492. (Sphaerodactylidae, new family).

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