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Nactus pelagicus.jpg
pelagic gecko (Nactus pelagicus)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Gekkoninae
Genus: Nactus
Kluge, 1983[1]

Nactus is a genus of geckos, lizards in the family Gekkonidae. The genus is endemic to Oceania.[2]


The following 35 species are recognized as being valid, and some species have recognized subspecies.[2]

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


  1. ^ "Nactus ". ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System).
  2. ^ a b "Nactus ". The Reptile Database.
  3. ^ Dell'Amore, Christine. (April 23, 2012). "New Species: Bumblebee Gecko Strikingly Striped". National Geographic. National Geographic Society. Retrieved May 6, 2012.

Further reading[edit]

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