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
    S Spawls
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Africa: Eastern Africa: Ethiopia: Shewa: Awash National Park
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by S. Spawls, 1994
  • Red Book Data status
Object view = Natural Science
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