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.
  • Scientific name
    Hemidactylus turcicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Mediterranean Gecko
  • Collector
    Ogilvie-Grant, William Robert; Forbes, Henry Ogg
  • Date collected
    1898-12-29 - 1899-01-14
  • Place collected
    Asia: Western Asia: Yemen: Socotra Islands: Jena-Agahan
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Obtained from the British Museum (Natural History) and Liverpool Museum Socotra Expedition, 1900
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 31.12.1900.147
Object view = Natural Science
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