Geckos and pygopods

(Gekkonidae)

Class Reptilia Order Squamata Suborder Lacertilia Family Gekkonidae

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Small to medium-size lizards, often drab in color and with stocky, flattened bodies and large heads (geckos) or elongate with no forelimbs and with hind limbs reduced to tiny flaps (pygopods)

Size

0.6-10.0 in (16-255 mm) in snout-vent length

Number of genera, species

116 genera; 1,109 species

Habitat

Desert, forest, savanna, and grassland

Conservation status

Extinct: 3 species; Extinct in the Wild: 1 species; Critically Endangered: 1 species; Endangered: 3 species; Vulnerable: 15 species; Lower Risk/Near Threatened: 8 species

Distribution

Worldwide in tropical, subtropical, and some warm temperate areas

Distribution

Worldwide in tropical, subtropical, and some warm temperate areas

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