Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Infraorder: Gekkota
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Gekkoninae
Genus: Paragehyra
Angel, 1929

Paragehyra is a genus of lizards in the family Gekkonidae (geckos). The genus is endemic to Madagascar.


The genus Paragehyra contains two species.


The specific name, gabriellae, is in honor of Malagasy herpetologist Gabriellà Raharimanana.[1]

The specific name, petiti, is in honor of French ornithologist Louis Petit, fils (1856-1943).[1]


  1. 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. (Paragehyra gabriellae, p. 96; P. petiti, p. 205).

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