Observations in the Family: Gekkonidae

Common Name: Geckos

Showing all observations that have a likely ID using the The South African National Biodiversity Institute's southern African Species Dictionary

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bradfield's gecko

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Mapungubwe
Observed: 23rd August 2015
Added: 29th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Common Dwarf Gecko (Graaf Reniet)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Graaff-Reinet
Observed: 24th August 2015
Added: 27th August 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:5
Comments:0
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Van Son's Gecko

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Medike
Observed: 15th July 2015
Added: 25th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Found in river bed. Found tail before gecko.

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Gecko

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By: MeldeM
South African National ParksWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Eilandkruis
Observed: 24th June 2015
Added: 24th August 2015
Likely ID: Afroedura
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Shed Gec

Wolwedans 2008 (262)
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Wolwedans
Observed: 19th December 2008
Added: 18th August 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

Photo credits: Christine Ridge-Shnaufer

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Afrogecko porphyreus

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By: Andrea Cowan
Groen SebenzaSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
Observed: 6th July 2015
Added: 18th August 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Gecko

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By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Aristea field Bergvliet
Observed: 15th August 2015
Added: 18th August 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Desert Nocturnal Gecko

Koimases 2008 (61)
By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Koimases
Observed: 15th December 2008
Added: 13th August 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Christine Ridge-Shnaufer

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Coffee Time Entertainers

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 26th July 2015
Added: 30th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:7
Comments:0
Description:

On Wisteria growing up Jacranda stem. No comment on these two species in a Botanical Garden

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Pretty Gecko

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By: Jeffrey GroenewaldJeffrey Groenewald’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesJeffrey Groenewald’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Helderberg West Peak
Observed: 13th July 2015
Added: 26th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Little gecko (approx. 6-7cm) found under a rock.

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Small Black and Orange Gecko

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By: Maboetie
Location: Mfolozi River, Near St. Lucia
Observed: 22nd July 2015
Added: 23rd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

Title says it all. That is the corner of a standard sized brick in the one photo for an indication of size.

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Sesriem Gecko

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By: Ernest PorterErnest Porter’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesErnest Porter’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Betesda Lodge Sesriem
Observed: 8th July 2015
Added: 17th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Gorgeous Namibian Gecko

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By: Ernest PorterErnest Porter’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesErnest Porter’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Blutkuppe
Observed: 6th July 2015
Added: 17th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Bloedkoppie Nocturnal Gecko

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By: Ernest PorterErnest Porter’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesErnest Porter’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Blutkuppe
Observed: 5th July 2015
Added: 17th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Bloedkoppie Reptile

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By: Ernest PorterErnest Porter’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesErnest Porter’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Blutkuppe
Observed: 5th July 2015
Added: 17th July 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Spitzkoppe nocturnal Reptile

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By: Ernest PorterErnest Porter’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesErnest Porter’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Spitzkoppe
Observed: 30th June 2015
Added: 17th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Spitzkoppe reptile

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By: Ernest PorterErnest Porter’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesErnest Porter’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Spitzkoppe
Observed: 30th June 2015
Added: 17th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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gecko/lizard

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By: Viruz
Location: Kirstenbosch
Observed: 6th July 2015
Added: 17th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
Description:

dark brown with an orange / red line through its tail

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Day Gecko

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Location: Eastern Shores, iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Observed: 27th June 2015
Added: 8th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:8
Comments:0
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Cape Dwarf

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By: Robert TaylorRobert Taylor’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRobert Taylor’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRobert Taylor’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Silonque, reservoir
Observed: 15th September 2013
Added: 8th July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:0
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Dwarf Gecko

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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 7th June 2015
Added: 4th July 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:7
Comments:1
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Gecko

Gecko
By: Earl RoodeEarl Roode’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Waterval Nature Resere
Observed: 1st July 2015
Added: 2nd July 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Big Toe

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Location: Riversley Farm house
Observed: 12th June 2015
Added: 26th June 2015
Identifications:3
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

while reorganizing some old building materials in an open sided shed a few sleepy reptiles required re-housing (much to the amusement of the assisting farm workers), including this large thick-toed gecko. This gecko had small blue patches on its legs; at the front, above the toes of the fore legs, and on the inner thighs of the hind legs. Unfortunately the ventral side of the gecko was not observed. Referring to Bill Branch (1998) F.G. to Snakes & other Reptiles pf Sn Afr. p. 254, the size (snout to vent c.

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Sand gecko

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By: peter slingsby
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCedarberg ConservancyEntomological Society of Southern AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)Spider Club of South Africa
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Location: Varschfontein Tankwa Karoo NP
Observed: 14th June 2015
Added: 19th June 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:2
Description:

Exposed by lifting a stone. There were hundreds of these all over the plain

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Wahlberg's Velvet Gecko

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Location: Medike
Observed: 3rd June 2015
Added: 9th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

One of the geckos that live in my hut. This individual looks as if it has been fighting.

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Tiger Thick-toed Gecko

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Medike
Observed: 29th May 2015
Added: 9th June 2015
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:4
Description:

Second time I have seen a pachydactylus species in my area.

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Soutpansberg Dwarf Gecko

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Medike
Observed: 4th June 2015
Added: 9th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Soutpansberg Dwarf Gecko

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Medike
Observed: 26th May 2015
Added: 9th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Cape Dwarf Gecko

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Medike
Observed: 23rd May 2015
Added: 9th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

one of two living on and in my spade.

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Cape Dwarf Gecko

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By: Ryan van HuyssteenRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRyan van Huyssteen’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Medike
Observed: 23rd May 2015
Added: 9th June 2015
Identifications:1
Agreements:5
Comments:0
Description:

One of the two that live on and in my spade.

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