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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Uroplatinae
Genus: Urocotyledon
Kluge, 1983

Urocotyledon is a genus of lizards in the family Gekkonidae. The genus is endemic to Africa.

Geographic range[edit]

Species in the genus Urocotyledon are found on the African mainland and on associated islands.[1]


Five species are recognized as being valid.[1]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Urocotyledon.


  1. ^ a b "Urocotyledon ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.

Further reading[edit]

  • Kluge AG (1983). "Cladistic Relationships among Gekkonid Lizards". Copeia 1983 (2): 465-475. (Urocotyledon, new genus).