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  • English
    • Gold Dust Day Gecko
    • Gold-dust Day Gecko
    • Broad-tailed Day Gecko
  • German
    • Goldstaub Taggecko
  • Scientific Names
    • Phelsuma laticauda
    • Pachydactylus laticauda

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What

Gold Dust Day Gecko Phelsuma laticauda

Observer

laurahabel

Date

February 10, 2014

Description

spotted near Kohala Coast, Hawai'i Island

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Gold Dust Day Gecko Phelsuma laticauda

Observer

davidr

Date

February 15, 2014 01:16 AM HST

Place

Kona, HI (Google, OSM)

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gold dust day gecko Phelsuma laticauda

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anita363

Date

November 25, 2013 09:20 AM HST

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gold dust day gecko Phelsuma laticauda

Observer

anita363

Date

November 17, 2013 12:36 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Gold Dust Day Gecko Phelsuma laticauda

Observer

anita363

Date

November 18, 2013 12:36 PM EST

Description

Nonnative. Led me on a merry hide-and-seek, but finally caught it in all its glory. I can see why a certain corporation chose this species as its mascot. It doesn't get much cuter!

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What

Gold Dust Day Gecko Phelsuma laticauda

Observer

davidr

Date

December 1, 2013

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Observer

bryanjbd

Date

April 18, 2012

Description

On April 18, 2012 XplorMor was working on the Big Island and photographed this grayish lizard.

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Square

What

Gold Dust Day Gecko Phelsuma laticauda

Observer

dylanjones

Date

October 10, 2013 10:36 PM WEST

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Square

Observer

cmungall

Date

August 17, 2013 07:17 AM WEST

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Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

May 6, 2007

Description

While in Madagascar, we got into the habit of naming the tamer day geckos that would hang out around the cabins and rooms in which we stayed. This one earned the nickname "Beery".

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Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

May 4, 2007

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Observer

sullivanribbit

Date

May 9, 2007
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Description from Wikipedia

The gold dust day gecko (Phelsuma laticauda (Boettger, 1880)) is a diurnal species of gecko. It lives in northern Madagascar, and on the Comoros, it has been also introduced to Hawaii and other Pacific islands. It typically inhabits various kinds of trees and houses. The gold dust day gecko feeds on insects and nectar.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.