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  • 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

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Recent observations

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

Observer

bcfl14

Date

March 29, 2015 04:27 PM CDT

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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emersoncat

Date

March 26, 2015 09:00 PM PDT

Description

found a couple of feet off the ground on a wall near trash dumpster. Possibly going after insects attracted to a nearby light.

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mediterranean gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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pedernaturalist

Date

May 25, 2013

Description

Mediterranean Gecko

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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allisonbalthazor

Date

March 22, 2015 08:12 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I think these are Mediterranean house geckos but I'm not sure. These pictures are taken in Palm Springs, CA. I saw four adults and one baby gecko. They were on a lamp post.
- Museum GI Allison

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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andrewdavies9000

Date

March 20, 2015

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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danjleavitt

Date

March 20, 2015 12:47 AM CDT

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Mediterranean house gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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hannahgerke

Date

March 17, 2015

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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nhm_nature

Date

March 10, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

"This is the gecko I was telling you about on my brother's porch. There are at least 2 living there. I first saw geckos on his porch many years ago, like 10 or 15 at least, so they've been successful there for a long time. When I first saw them I couldn't believe how pink they were. This gecko is more tan, so either my memory is faulty or they've changed over time.

"They live near the foothills, the last bit of flat land before you head up to Big Bear, Crestline, etc. This was taken a couple of days ago, the weather has been pretty mild out there."

- Peggy Wu

Observation and photo by Peggy Wu.

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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krancmm

Date

March 17, 2015 08:10 PM CDT

Description

On screen. Appears to be consuming a Crane Fly.

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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twisniewski

Date

March 17, 2015 03:43 PM CDT

Description

Found this lizard scaling the window on the first floor of the hospital. It was in the shade.

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Mediterranean Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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cgritz

Date

September 12, 2010

Description

9:26pm

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Mediterranean House Gecko Hemidactylus turcicus

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ig1035

Date

March 17, 2015 12:05 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

  • Portugal
    (VU) (Source: Livro Vermelho dos Vertebrados de Portugal)
Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.