About this object

Colour variable, upper parts greyish, brownish or reddish with light or dark markings, dark streak on the side of the head passing through the eye with yellow or orange stripe along the back. Lower parts white, often spotted, brick-red dots sometimes present on belly and sides. Length up to 10 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Pristurus sokotranus Parker, 1938
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Socotra Rock Gecko
  • Collector
    Ogilvie-Grant, W R; Forbes, Henry Ogg
  • Date collected
    1899-02-01 - 1899-02-17
  • Place collected
    Asia: Western Asia: Yemen: Socotra Islands: Adho Dimellus
  • 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: 31.12.1900.141.1-12
Object view = Natural Science
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