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Citation: Midtgaard, Rune. RepFocus - A Survey of the Reptiles of the World. (www.repfocus.dk).
Latest update: December 31st, 2022.

Taxonomy of the family Gekkonidae
Bibliography of the genus Christinus
Biodiversity of the family Gekkonidae


Australian Leaf-toed Geckos

Australische Blattfingergeckos

Australske Bladfingergekkoer

1984 Christinus Wells & Wellington (type species: Diplodactylus marmoratus Gray 1845)
1985 Ridegekko Wells & Wellington (type species: Phyllodactylus guentheri Boulenger 1885; syn. Bauer 1994)
Contents: 3 species, all of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously placed in Phyllodactylus (e.g., Wermuth 1965).
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Norfolk Island, South Australia [incl. Kangaroo Island], Victoria, Western Australia).

Christinus alexanderi

Nullarbor Marbled Gecko, (Alexander's Gecko)



1987 Phyllodactylus marmoratus alexanderi Storr
Christinus marmoratus alexanderi Greer, Thorpe & Malhotra 1991

Distribution: Australia (South Australia, Western Australia).

Christinus guentheri

Lord Howe Island Gecko


Lord Howe-gekko

1885 Phyllodactylus guentheri Boulenger
Christinus guentheri Wells & Wellington 1984
Ridegekko guentheri Wells & Wellington 1985

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of marmoratus (e.g., Loveridge 1934; Wermuth 1965).
Distribution: Australia (Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island).

Christinus marmoratus

Western Marbled Gecko, Marbled Southern Gecko, (Marbled Gecko)

Westaustralischer Blattfingergecko

Vestaustralsk Marmorgekko

1845 Diplodactylus marmoratus Gray
Phyllodactylus marmoratus Boulenger 1885
Christinus marmoratus Wells & Wellington 1984
1843 Phyllodactylus peronii Fitzinger (Bauer 1994)
1845 Goniodactylus australis Gray (Bauer 1994)
1885 Phyllodactylus affinis Boulenger (Bauer 1994)
1885 Phyllodactylus macrodactylus Boulenger (Bauer 1994)
Christinus marmoratus macrodactylus Bauer 1994
1985 Christinus biggsae Wells & Wellington (Shea & Sadlier 1999)

Remarks: Includes two subspecies (marmoratus, macrodactylus), which may prove to be separate species (Bauer 1994).
Introduced to: New Zealand.
Distribution: Australia (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Australia [incl. Kangaroo Island], Victoria, Western Australia).