Afrogecko porphyreus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Lacertilia
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Gekkoninae
Genus: Afrogecko
Bauer, Good and Branch, 1997
Type species
Gecko porphyreus
Daudin, 1802

2–4, see text

Afrogecko is a genus of small leaf-toed geckos from southern Africa.[1][2] The genus was revised in 2014. Afrogecko are moderately size 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]


Until the revision of the genus in 2014, the genus contained the following four species:[3]

Following the revision, 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]


  1. Afrogecko at the Reptile Database
  2. 1 2 3 Heinicke, M. P.; Daza, J. D.; Greenbaum, E.; Jackman, T. R.; Bauer, A. M. (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.
  3. "Afrogecko Bauer, Good and Branch, 1997". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  4. Haacke, W.D. 2008. A new leaf-toed gecko (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from south-western Angola. Afr. J. Herpetol., 57(2): 85-92.
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