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Flat -tailed House Gecko

Hemidactylus platyrus


Nocturnal , harmless and non venomous . Grey above , marbled with darker grey generally a dark streak from eye to shoulder. Lower parts are white . Length of head and body is less than the length of tail . Also the tail is depressed, flat inferiorly with sharp denticulated lateral edge covered above with uniform small granules .


I found it in my lab at my work place (Punjab,India)

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

You"re welcome KrantiAzad!

KrantiAzad 7 years ago

Thanks S Frazier !

KrantiAzad 7 years ago

Ok S Frazier I m going to check it now .... thanks !

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

I think this may not be H. frenatus although it probably is Hemidactylus. That regenerating tail is something else and looks more like H. platyurus. I don't see H. frenatus' tail as wide at the base as those of the geckos in this spotting.

KrantiAzad 7 years ago

Thanks Arun !

Arun 7 years ago

nice capture !!

Kranti Dhiman
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Kranti Dhiman

Punjab, India

Spotted on Feb 19, 2013
Submitted on Feb 19, 2013

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