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Lizards (Sauria)


Cat Gecko

Banded Eyelid Geckos

Southwest Asian Fat-tailed Geckos

East Asian Leopard Geckos

African Fat-tailed Geckos

East African Clawed Geckos

Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (
Latest update: December 31st, 2022.

Biodiversity of the family Eublepharidae Bibliography of the family Eublepharidae


Eyelid Geckos
Lidgeckos     Øjenlågsgekkoer

Contents: Endemicity:
6 genera of which none are endemic  0% 100%
44 species of which 28 (63.6%) are endemic  0% 100%

Remarks: Previously regarded as a subfamily of the family Gekkonidae (e.g., Wermuth 1965; Goin, Goin & Zug 1978). Status as a separate family was given by Kluge (1987), although it was already considered as such by some previous works (e.g., Terentjev & Chernov 1949).

Distribution:  North and Central America, W. and E. Africa, Middle East, S. Asia, Malay Archipelago.

Reported from:
Afghanistan, Belize, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Turkmenistan, USA, Vietnam.