Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Infraorder: Gekkota
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Gekkoninae
Genus: Blaesodactylus
Boettger, 1893[1]

Blaesodactylus is a small genus of six species of lizards, endemic to Madagascar, commonly known as velvet geckos, and formerly considered part of the genus Homopholis.


The species are generally similar, with small, conical scales on their dorsal surfaces, with overall dullish coloration, and a pattern of distinct transverse bands.


The following six species are recognized.[2][3]


  1. Dahms Tierleben.
  2. ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System).
  3. The Reptile Database.
  4. Bauer AM, Glaw F, Gehring P-S, Vences M. (2011). "New species of Blaseodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Ankarafantiska National Park in north-western Madagascar." Zootaxa 2942: 57-68.

Further reading

External links

Data related to Blaesodactylus at Wikispecies

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