Cryptactites peringueyi (Boulenger, 1910)

Peringuey’s leaf-toad gecko



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Phyllodactylus peringueyi Boulenger 1910


Conservation Status




South Africa


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Boulenger, G.A. (1910): A revised list of the South African reptiles and batrachians, with synoptic tables, special reference to the specimens in the South African Museum, and descriptions of new species. Annals of the South African Museum 5: 455-538.


Other references:

Branch, W. R. (1996). Correction of the type Locality of Phyllodactylus peringueyi. African Herp News 25: 34-35.

Branch, W. R. (2014). Cryptactites peringueyi (Boulenger 1910). In: Bates, M.F., Branch, W.R., Bauer, A.M., Burger, M., Marais, J., Alexander, G.J., de Villiers, M.S. editors. 2014. Atlas and Red List of the Reptiles of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Suricata 1. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria. 

Branch, W. R. and Bauer, A. M. (1994). Phyllodactylus peringueyi (Reptilia: Gekkonidae): Its taxonomic history, rediscovery, and phylogenetic affinities. Annals of the South African Museum 104(2): 13-30.

Branch, W. R., Haagner, G., Gall, R., Craig, G. (1992). Phyllodactylus peringueyi Boulenger 1910: Peringuey’s Leaf-toad Gecko. The Journal of the Herpetological Association of Africa 41: 37.

Haagner, G. V., Branch, W. R., Burger, M. (1996). Life History Notes - Phyllodactylus peringueyi. African Herp News 25: 37-38.

McLachlan, G. (1988). Peringuey’s leaftoed gecko Phyllodactylus peringueyi. In: Branch, W.R. editors. South African red data book— reptiles and amphibians. South African National Scientific Programmes Report 151: 206-207.

Nicolau, Gary K. et al. (2021). New insights into the geographical distribution, ecology and conservation status of South Africa’s endemic Coastal Leaf-toed Gecko, Cryptactites peringueyi (Boulenger, 1910). Herpetology Notes 14: 439-450.


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