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Reptiles of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Black-spotted leaf-toed gecko

Thai: จิ้งจกดินแถบดำ

Binomial name: Dixonius melanostictus, Edward Harrison Taylor, 1962

The black-spotted leaf-toed gecko or scarce ground gecko (Dixonius melanostictus) is a species of lizard in the Gekkonidae family. It is endemic to Thailand.

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Scientific classification

Dixonius melanostictus

Common names

  • German: Schwarzflecken-Blattfingergecko
  • English: Black-spotted leaf-toed gecko
  • Thai:
    • จิ้งจกดินแถบดำ
    • จิ้งจกดินข้างดำ


  • Dixonius melanostictus, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Dixonius melanostictus, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (1999)
  • Dixonius melanostictus, Aaron Matthew Bauer et al. (1997)
  • Phyllodactylus melanostictus, Arnold Girard Kluge (1993)
  • Phyllodactylus melanostictus, Heinz Wermuth (1965)
  • Phyllodactylus melanostictus, Edward Harrison Taylor (1963)
  • Phyllodactylus melanostictus, Edward Harrison Taylor (1962)

Conservation status

Data Deficient (IUCN2.3)

Data Deficient (IUCN2.3)

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Distribution map of Black-spotted leaf-toed gecko, Dixonius melanostictus in Thailand
  • Muak Lek District, Saraburi
  • Pak Chong District, Nakhon Ratchasima

Range map of Dixonius melanostictus in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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