Hemidactylus garnotii Dumeril & Bibron, 1836, Dumeril & Bibron, 1836
Mulcahy, Daniel G., Lee, Justin L., Miller, Aryeh H., Chand, Mia, Thura, Myint Kyaw & Zug, George R., 2018, Filling the BINs of life: Report of an amphibian and reptile survey of the Tanintharyi (Tenasserim) Region of Myanmar, with DNA barcode data, ZooKeys 757, pp. 85-152: 85
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|Hemidactylus garnotii Dumeril & Bibron, 1836|
Adult female 59.0 mm SVL. 14.6 mm HeadL; 47% TrunkL/SVL, 14% CrusL/SVL, 25% HeadL/SVL, 79% HeadW/HeadL, 34% HeadH/HeadL, 47% SnEye/HeadL, 28% EyeEar/HeadL, 14% SnW/HeadL.
Natural history notes.
Widespread human commensal, native to South Asia and Pacific islands.
Our specimen was placed in a COIBIN with three other H. garnotii , and two H. stejnegeri . There are currently no COI nor 16S sequences available in GenBank for H. garnotii . Ours is 100% identical to two other sequences in BOLD, not publicly available (from New Caledonia). However, these are also identical to two H. stejnegeri in BOLD, also not publicly available (from Vietnam and the United States).
The Fox Gecko is an all-female species with a broad distribution in Asia and the Pacific. Of all invasive Hemidactylus , it regularly occurs in the vegetation of disturbed habitats rather than on human buildings.
Red List status.
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