Coleonyx


Coleonyx
Coleonyx
San Diego Banded Gecko, Coleonyx variegatus abbotti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Lacertilia
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Eublepharinae
Genus: Coleonyx
Gray, 1845
Species

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Coleonyx is a genus of terrestrial geckos commonly referred to as banded geckos. They are found throughout the southwestern United States, Mexico and south into Central America. They are relatively small lizards, measuring about 5–6 in (13–15 cm) inches in length. They are nocturnal and are found primarily in dry, rocky habitats.

Species

  • Coleonyx brevis (Stejneger, 1893) – Texas Banded Gecko
  • Coleonyx elegans – Yucatán Banded Gecko
    • Coleonyx elegans nemoralis (Klauber, 1945)
    • Coleonyx elegans elegans (Gray, 1845)
  • Coleonyx fasciatus (Boulenger, 1885) – Black Banded Gecko
  • Coleonyx mitratus (Peters, 1863) – Central American Banded Gecko
  • Coleonyx reticulatus (Davis & Dixon, 1958) – Reticulate Banded Gecko
  • Coleonyx switaki (Murphy, 1974) – Switak's Banded Gecko
    • Coleonyx switaki switaki (Murphy, 1974)
    • Coleonyx switaki gypsicolus (Grismer & Ottlery, 1988)
  • Coleonyx variegatus Baird, 1858 – Western Banded Gecko
    • Coleonyx variegatus abbotti (Klauber, 1945)
    • Coleonyx variegatus bogerti (Klauber, 1945)
    • Coleonyx variegatus peninsularis (Klauber, 1945)
    • Coleonyx variegatus slevini (Klauber, 1945)
    • Coleonyx variegatus sonoriensis (Klauber, 1945)
    • Coleonyx variegatus utahensis (Klauber, 1945)
    • Coleonyx variegatus variegatus (Baird, 1858)

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