Species of Thailand
Smith's green-eyed gecko
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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- 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 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)
- Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Nan National Park
- Khao Sok National Park
- Thale Ban National Park
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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