Hemidactylus frenatus Schlegel, 1836

Kaiser, Hinrich, Carvalho, Venancio Lopes, Ceballos, Jester, Freed, Paul, Heacox, Scott, Lester, Barbara, Richards, Stephen J., Trainor, Colin R., Sanchez, Caitlin & O'Shea, Mark, 2011, The herpetofauna of Timor-Leste: a first report, ZooKeys 109, pp. 19-86: 36

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.109.1439

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scientific name

Hemidactylus frenatus Schlegel, 1836
status

 

Hemidactylus frenatus Schlegel, 1836   Fig. 12 View Figure 12

Common names.

(E) Common Indo-Pacific House Gecko. *(T) Teki uma baibain (teki = small gecko, uma = house, baibain = common).

Identification.

See comments under Gehyra cf. mutilata   .

Collection and natural history.

This species is the most commonly encountered gecko in Asia, and it has also become an established exotic in many places in the New World. As a perianthropic species, it is present on the walls or among the rafters of almost every building, and it is distributed at widely differing altitudes and on the edges of many different habitats. This species is among the several gecko species found in Timor-Leste that may have been introduced during prehistoric colonization or historical inter-island trade. The species appeared absent from pristine habitats such as undeveloped forests, whereas it does occur in coffee plantations.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Reptilia

Order

Sauria

Family

Gekkonidae

Genus

Hemidactylus