Tarentola americana

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Tarentola americana


Taxonavigation: Gekkonoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Gekkota
Infraordo: Gekkomorpha
Superfamilia: Gekkonoidea

Familia: Phyllodactylidae
Genus: Tarentola
Species: Tarentola americana
Subspecies (2): T. a. americana – T. a. warreni



Tarentola americana (Gray, 1831)

  • Holotype: MNHN-RA 6700.
  • Type locality: “New York”.


  • Platydactylus americanus Gray, 1831: 48 [original combination]
  • Tarentola americanaBoulenger, 1885: 195 [subsequent combination]


  • Platydactylus milbertii Duméril & Bibron, 1836: 325
  • Platydactylus (Tarentola) americanus var. cubanus Gundlach & Peters in Peters, 1864: 384



Primary references

  • Gray, J.E. 1831. A synopsis of the species of Class Reptilia. In: Griffith, E & Pidgeon, E.. The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organisation by the Baron Cuvier with additional descriptions of all the species hither named, and of many before noticed. Volume the ninth. The class Reptilia arranged by the Baron Cuvier, with specific descriptions. Whittaker, Treacher and Co.: London. 110 pp. (Appendix) BHL Reference page

Vernacular names

English: American Wall Gecko
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