Barbados leaf-toed gecko

Barbados leaf-toed gecko
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Gekkoninae
Genus: Phyllodactylus
Species: P. pulcher
Gray, 1830
Binomial name
Phyllodactylus pulcher

Phyllodactylus spatulatus - Cope, 1863

The Barbados leaf-toed gecko (Phyllodactylus pulcher) is a gecko species endemic to the Caribbean island-nation of Barbados. It is the only known leaf-toed gecko in the Lesser Antilles.

It has a maximum snout-to-vent length of 62 mm. It has a cream ground color, with a dark line extending from its nostril, through its eye, to its shoulder. Its dorsal surface has variable markings: either brown mottling, broad brown crossbands, or longitudinal brown lines.[1]

Little is known about the species' habits and distribution. It is presumed nocturnal, arboreal, and insectivorous. It is considered rare, with few known localities, but its range has not yet been systematically studied.[2]



  • Malhotra, Anita; Thorpe, Roger S. (1999). Reptiles & Amphibians of the Eastern Caribbean. Macmillan Education Ltd. ISBN 0-333-69141-5. 
  • Powell, Robert; Henderson, Robert W. (2005), "Conservation Status of Lesser Antillean Reptiles", Iguana, 12 (2): 63–77 

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