Species of Thailand
Smith's green-eyed gecko
Gekko smithii, John Edward Gray, 1842
(In Thai: ตุ๊กแกสีเทา)
Gekko smithii, commonly known as Smith's green-eyed gecko or the large forest gecko, is a species of lizard in the family Gekkonidae. The species is native to mainland Southeast Asia and Indonesia.
G. smithii is one of the biggest geckos, reaching a total length (including tail) of 35 cm.
The specific name, smithii, is in honor of Scottish zoologist Andrew Smith (1797–1872), who was the founder of the South African Museum.
Species of similar appearance include Gekko taylori and Gekko gecko, as well as Gekko verreauxii (from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) and Gekko siamensis (from central Thailand).
G. smithii is found in southern Thailand (Satun, Narathiwatk Pattani), Singapore, western Malaysia (Pulau Pinang, Perak, Pahang, Selangor, Pulau Tioman), Myanmar (Burma), India (Nicobar Islands), and Indonesia (Borneo, Sumatra, Pulau Nias, Java).
The type locality is "Prince of Wales' Island" (= Pulau Pinang, West Malaysia).
The preferred natural habitat of G. smithii is forest.
G. smithii preys on insects, especially grasshoppers.
The sexually mature female G. smithii lays a clutch of two eggs. The eggs are almost spherical, the average egg measuring 20 x 19 mm (0.79 x 0.75 in).
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- Gekko smithii
- German: Smith’ Grünaugengecko
- Smith's (green-eyed) gecko
- Large forest gecko
- Gekko smithii, Larry Lee Grismer (2011)
- Gekko smithii, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (1999)
- Gekko smithii, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
- Gekko smithii, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
- Gekko smithi, Edward Harrison Taylor (1963)
- Gekko smithi, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1935)
- Gecko stentor, Norman Smedley (1931)
- Gecko stentor, Johann Gustav Fischer (1885)
- Gecko smithii, Ferdinand Stoliczka (1870)
- Gecko stentor, Ferdinand Stoliczka (1870)
- Gecko stentor, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1864)
- Platydactylus albomaculatus, Christian Gottfried Andreas Giebel (1861)
- Platydactylus stentor, Theodore Edward Cantor (1847)
- Gekko smithii, John Edward Gray (1842)