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Species of Thailand

Indopacific dwarf gecko

Hemiphyllodactylus typus, Pieter Bleeker, 1860

(In Thai: จิ้งจกเรียวมลายู)

The Indopacific Tree Gecko or Common Dwarf Gecko Hemiphyllodactylus typus is a species of gecko found in South Asia and islands in the Indian Ocean.


India (Shevaroy Hills, Anaimalai, Nilgiri Hills), Nicobar Islands, Sri Lanka,

Indochina, Vietnam, Chapa/Tongking, Indonesia (Komodo), Thailand, W Malaysia, Singapore,

Oceania, Burma, Philippines (Panay), Indonesia (Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Bali, Sumbawa, Komodo),

China, Taiwan, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Tonga, Marquesas Islands, Society Islands, Solomon Islands, Fiji Islands (Vanua Levu, Viti Levu),

Mauritius, Reunion, Rodrigues (fide F. Glaw, pers. comm.)

Introduced to Ryukyu Islands (Japan),

Introduced to Iriomotejima Island,

Introduced into the USA (Hawaii)

Type locality: "Agam" [Kluge 1968 and "Goenong Parong (Java)" Gunung Parang, West-Java (Wermuth 1965)

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Scientific classification

Hemiphyllodactylus typus

Common names

  • German: Gewöhnlicher Halbblattfingergecko
  • English:
    • Indopacific dwarf gecko
    • Indopacific tree gecko
    • Tree gecko
    • Indopacific slender gecko
    • Common dwarf gecko
  • Thai:
    • จิ้งจกเรียวมลายู
    • จิ้งจกแคระมลายู


  • Hemiphyllodactylus typus, Larry Lee Grismer (2011)
  • Hemiphyllodactylus typus, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (1999)
  • Hemiphyllodactylus typus, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Hemiphyllodactylus typus, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Hemiphyllodactylus albostictus, James Draper Lazell (1989)
  • Hemiphyllodactylus typus pallidus, Walter Auffenberg (1980)
  • Hemiphyllodactylus typus typus, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1935)
  • Lepidodactylus ceylonensis, Nelly de Rooij (1915)
  • Hemiphyllodactylus typus, Nelly de Rooij (1915)
  • Lepidodactylus aurantiacus, Thomas Barbour (1912)


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Hemiphyllodactylus typus - Bang Lang National Park
Hemiphyllodactylus typus - Tha Chana District, Surat Thani
Hemiphyllodactylus typus - Tha Chana District, Surat Thani

Range Map

Distribution map of Indopacific dwarf gecko, Hemiphyllodactylus typus in Thailand
  • Bang Lang National Park
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Kathu District, Phuket
  • Khao Chong
  • Khao Sok National Park
  • Kra Buri District, Ranong
  • Mueang Ranong District, Ranong
  • Sirindhorn Peat Swamp Forest
  • Tarutao National Marine Park
  • Tha Chana District, Surat Thani
  • Tha Mai District, Chanthaburi
Range map of Hemiphyllodactylus typus in Thailand