Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Gekkota
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Gekkoninae
Genus: Dixonius
Bauer, Good & Branch, 1997[1][2]

Dixonius is a genus of Asian geckos, commonly known as leaf-toed geckos.


The generic name, Dixonius, is in honor of American herpetologist James R. Dixon.[3]


There are five recognized species.[2][4]

Species Authority Common name Geographic range
D. aaronbaueri Ngo & Ziegler, 2009 Bauer’s leaf-toed gecko[3] Vietnam, Cambodia and Northeastern Thailand
D. hangseesom Bauer, Sumontha, Grossmann, Pauwels & Vogel, 2004[5] yellow-tailed leaf-toed gecko Kanchanaburi, Western Thailand
D. melanostictus (Taylor, 1962)[6] black-spotted leaf-toed gecko Thailand
D. siamensis (Boulenger, 1899) Siamese leaf-toed gecko Thailand
D. vietnamensis Das, 2004[7] Vietnamese leaf-toed gecko Vietnam


  1. Bauer AM, Good DA, Branch WR (1997). "The taxonomy of the Southern African leaf-toed geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae), with a review of Old World "Phyllodactylus" and the description of five new genera". Proc. Californian Acad. Sci. 49 (14): 447–497, 11 figures, 5 tables.
  2. 1 2 "Dixonius". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  3. 1 2 Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Dixonius aaronbaueri, p. 19; Genus Dixonius, p. 73).
  4. Dixonius at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database
  5. Bauer AM, Sumontha M, Grossmann W, Pauwels OSG, Vogel G. (2004). "A new species of Dixonius (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Kanchanaburi Province, Western Thailand". Current Herpetology 23 (1): 17-26.
  6. Taylor EH. (1963). "The lizards of Thailand". Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 44 (14): 687–1077.
  7. Das I. (2004). "A new species of Dixonius (Sauria: Gekkonidae) from southern Vietnam". The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 52 (2): 629–634.

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