Classification
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  • Catalan
    • Dragó rosat
  • French
    • Hémidactyle turc
  • German
    • Europäischer Halbfingergecko
  • Scientific Names
    • Hemidactylus turcicus
    • Gecko meridionalis
    • Gecko verruculatus
    • Gecus cyanodactylus
    • Hemidactylus exsul
    • Hemidactylus granosus
    • Hemidactylus karachiensis
    • Hemidactylus verruculatus
    • Lacerta turcica
  • English
    • Mediterranean House Gecko
    • Mediterranean Gecko
  • Spanish
    • Geco casero del Mediterráneo
  • Italian
    • Geco verrucoso
  • Portuguese
    • Osga-turca
  • Russian
    • Турецкий полупалый геккон
    • Европейский домовый геккон
  • Hebrew
    • שממית הבתים

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Recent observations

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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wesleyn

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June 26, 2016 09:27 PM CDT

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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kaphn8d

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June 25, 2016 09:05 PM CDT

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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swanson

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February 20, 2016 08:09 PM CST

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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andrewmorgill

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June 22, 2016

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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nanofishology

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June 22, 2016 09:56 PM CDT

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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rangertreaty50

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June 22, 2016

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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danimal

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June 20, 2016 05:34 PM CDT

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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natureinla

Date

June 3, 2016

Description

"Found by 9 yr old Holden Weissler on Santa Monica beach! very active fun little guy

"This gecko we have nursed back to health after finding it as baby, weak on Santa Monica beach – in the middle of the sand, not far from the shoreline... south of the pier... just south of lifeguard station 24.

"We weren’t sure if it hijacked a ride from the parking lot/shrubs on someone’s beach gear – was dropped by a bird – or managed to walk all the way down to its spot only a few yards from the shore line."

- Adam Weissler

Observation and photo by Adam Weissler, sent to rascals@nhm.org.

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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June 4, 2016 12:26 PM CDT

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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jcabbott

Date

June 15, 2016 11:15 PM COT

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Mediterranean house gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus)
United States: Alabama: Tuscaloosa Co.
Tulip Tree Hollow off Echola Rd.; Elrod
15-Jun-2016
J.C. Abbott #2832 & K.K. Abbott

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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mariaham

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June 17, 2016 10:28 PM CDT

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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nanofishology

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June 17, 2016 10:12 PM CDT
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Description from Wikipedia

The Mediterranean house gecko, scientific name Hemidactylus turcicus (not to be confused with the Asian species Hemidactylus frenatus known as Common House Gecko) is a small gecko common to the Mediterranean which has spread to many parts of the world. It is also commonly referred to as the Turkish Gecko as represented in its Latin name. They are insectivorous, rarely exceeding 15 centimetres (5.9 in) in length, have large, lidless eyes with elliptical pupils, and yellow- or...

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Conservation Summary

  • Globally
    Of least concern (LC) (Source: IUCN Red List)
    Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of extensive habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
  • Italy
    Lc - minor preoccupazione (Source: IUCN Liste Rosse Italiane)
    Valutata specie a Minor Preoccupazione (LC) per la sua ampia distribuzione, per la popolazione presumibilmente ampia, per la tolleranza a una vasta varietà di habitat, per la spiccata antropofilia e perché è poco probabile che sia in declino abbastanza rapido per rientrare in una categoria di minaccia.
  • Portugal
    Vulnerável (vu) (Source: Livro Vermelho dos Vertebrados de Portugal)
    Vulnerável
Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.
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