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Afrogecko

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Afrogecko is a genus of small leaf-toed geckos, lizards in the family Gekkonidae. The genus is endemic to southern Africa.[1][2] The genus was revised in 2014 by Heinicke et al.

Description

Afrogecko species are moderately sized geckos measuring 45–50 mm (1.8–2.0 in) in snout–vent length. They have a fairly large head and long snout, cylindrical body, and round, tapering tail.[2]

Species

The genus contains the following two species:[3]

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

Following a revision in 2014,[3] Afrogecko ansorgii and Afrogecko porphyreus remain in Afrogecko, whereas Afrogecko plumicaudus becomes the type species of the new monotypic genus Kolekanos, and Afrogecko swartbergensis the type species of the new monotypic genus Ramigekko.[2]

References

  1. ^ Afrogecko at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 20 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Heinicke MP, Daza JD, Greenbaum E, Jackman TR, Bauer AM (2014). "Phylogeny, taxonomy and biogeography of a circum-Indian Ocean clade of leaf-toed geckos (Reptilia: Gekkota), with a description of two new genera". Systematics and Biodiversity. 12: 23–42. doi:10.1080/14772000.2013.877999. (Kolekanos, new genus; Ramigekko, new genus).
  3. ^ a b "Afrogecko Bauer, Good & Branch, 1997". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
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Afrogecko: Brief Summary

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Afrogecko is a genus of small leaf-toed geckos, lizards in the family Gekkonidae. The genus is endemic to southern Africa. The genus was revised in 2014 by Heinicke et al.

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