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Reptiles of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Smith's green-eyed gecko

Thai: ตุ๊กแกสีเทา

Binomial name: Gekko smithii, John Edward Gray, 1842

Smith's Green-eyed Gecko or Large Forest Gecko (Gekko smithii) is a species of gecko found in Asia.


One of the biggest geckos (reaching 350 mm or more). It is named after Andrew Smith (1797-1872), Scottish zoologist and founder of the South African Museum.

Similar looking species include Gekko taylori and Gekko gecko.

Also similar to Gekko verreauxii (from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) and Gekko siamensis (from central Thailand).


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)

Type locality: Prince of Wales Island (= Pulau Pinang, West Malaysia)

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Scientific classification

Gekko smithii

Common names

  • German: Smith’ Grünaugengecko
  • English:
    • Smith's (green-eyed) gecko
    • Large forest gecko
  • Thai:
    • ตุ๊กแกสีเทา
    • ตุ๊กแกป่าใต้


  • 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 stentor, Ferdinand Stoliczka (1870)
  • Gecko smithii, 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)
Distribution map of Smith's green-eyed gecko, Gekko smithii in Thailand

Range map of Gekko smithii in Thailand

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Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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