Tarentola is a genus of geckos, commonly known as wall geckos.

Genus of lizards

Tarentola mauritanica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Phyllodactylidae
Genus: Tarentola
Gray, 1825[1]

They are native to lands on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean; on the western side they can be found in the West Indies, while on the eastern side they can be found in mainland Africa, Macaronesia, and the Mediterranean region. However, some species such as T. mauritanica have been introduced worldwide.

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Tarentola sp., probably T. boettgeri.
Tarentola sp., probably T. boettgeri.
Tarentola mauritanica.

The following species and subspecies are recognized as being valid.[2]

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

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