About this object

Lizard with large depressed head with prominent limbless eyes. The digits have rather small claws and are slightly widened at the tip with two series of longitudinal adhesive pads on the lower surface. The back is translucent tan, grey or pink with irregular black spots, there are several black bands on the tail. Total length 10-14 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    31.12.00.147
  • Scientific name
    Hemidactylus turcicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SAURIA GEKKONIDAE
  • Common name
    Mediterranean Gecko
  • Collector
    Ogilvie-Grant, W R; Forbes, Henry O
  • Date collected
    1898-12-29 - 1899-01-14
  • Place collected
    Asia: Western Asia: Yemen: Socotra Islands: Jena-Agahan
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Donated by the Liverpool Corporation Expedition to Socotra, 1900
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 31.12.1900.147
Object view = Natural Science
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