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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Gekkota
Infraordo: Gekkomorpha
Superfamilia: Gekkonoidea

Familia: Phyllodactylidae
Genus: Haemodracon
Species (2): H. riebeckii – H. trachyrhinus


Haemodracon Bauer, Good & Branch, 1997: 462

Type species: Diplodactylus riebeckii Peters, 1882, by original designation.

Haemodracon riebeckii

Haemodracon riebeckii

Primary references

Bauer, A.M., Good, D.A. & Branch, W.R. 1997. The taxonomy of the Southern African leaf-toed geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae), with a review of Old World "Phyllodactylus" and the description of five new genera. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 4th Series 49(14): 447–497. BHL Reference page.

Additional references

Tamar, K., Simó-Riudalbas, M., Garcia-Porta, J., Santos, X., Llorente, G., Vasconcelos, R. & Carranza, S. 2019. An integrative study of island diversification: Insights from the endemic Haemodracon geckos of the Socotra Archipelago. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 133: 166–175. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2019.01.009 Paywall Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2023. Haemodracon . The Reptile Database. Accessed on 29 December 2018.

Haemodracon is a small genus of rare geckos from Socotra archipelago.

It contains the following species:[1]

Haemodracon riebeckii (W. Peters, 1882) — type species
Haemodracon trachyrhinus (Boulenger, 1899)

The genus name is related to Dracaena cinnabari — the most famous tree of Socotra. It gives a red resin known as dragon's blood. The word Haemodracon is derived from the Latinized Greek haema-, meaning "blood", and dracon meaning "dragon".[1]

Bauer A.M. [in French]; Good D.A.; Branch W.R. [in French] (1997). "The taxonomy of the southern African leaf-toed geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae), with a review of Old World "Phyllodactylus " and the description of five new genera". Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. Fourth Series. 49 (14): 447–497. ISSN 0068-547X.

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