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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Lygodactylus capensis

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By: GawieGawie’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesGawie’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesGawie’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Addo Elephant National Park
Observed: 20th November 2014
Added: 12th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
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: Masebe Nature Reserve
Observed: 25th November 2014
Added: 11th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Afroedura

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Location: Medike Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 19th November 2014
Added: 7th December 2014
Likely ID: Afroedura
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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velvet 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 Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 14th November 2014
Added: 7th December 2014
Likely ID: Homopholis
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Description:

Something about this velvet gecko was different. I think it may be Muller's. I will try get the correct ID as soon as possible.

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Wahlberg's Velvet 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 Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 14th November 2014
Added: 7th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Turm

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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 Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 12th November 2014
Added: 7th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Turner'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 Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 11th November 2014
Added: 6th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Turner'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 Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 19th November 2014
Added: 6th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Afroedura

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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 Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 19th November 2014
Added: 6th December 2014
Likely ID: Afroedura
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Wahlberg's Velvet 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 Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 14th November 2014
Added: 6th December 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Afroedura

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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 Mountain Sanctuary
Observed: 11th November 2014
Added: 6th December 2014
Likely ID: Afroedura
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Afroedura gecko observed hunting on thatched roof at night. I found the body posture interesting.

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Gecko

Gecko
By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: D2186, Namib-Naukluft National Park
Observed: 21st November 2014
Added: 29th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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gecko

Gecko
By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: D2186, Namib-Naukluft National Park
Observed: 20th November 2014
Added: 29th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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gecko

gecko
By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: D2186, Namib-Naukluft National Park
Observed: 20th November 2014
Added: 29th November 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Fatty

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By: WolfRoland
Location: AiAiba Lodge
Observed: 3rd January 2012
Added: 29th November 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

waiting to devoure the moths we are looking for.

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A Nightly Occurence

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By: 17calbbievans
Friends of Tokai Park
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Location: 34, Lismore Ave
Observed: 27th February 2014
Added: 20th November 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:4
Description:

Every nook and cranny in our roof appears to house a gecko. they appear every bight and my dog drives himself crazy trying to catch them.

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too big for his boot

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Lower Sabie, KNP
Observed: 3rd November 2014
Added: 19th November 2014
Identifications:3
Agreements:3
Comments:4
Description:

While sidling up for a close-up of this tiny fella, he suddenly vanished from the view-finder. Fortunately I spotted him again before tragedy struck.

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Cape Dwarf Gecko

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By: Ricky TaylorRicky Taylor’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRicky Taylor’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Dlinza Forest, Eshowe
Observed: 14th November 2014
Added: 18th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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little day gecko

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Crocodile Bridge, Kruger National Park
Observed: 2nd November 2014
Added: 18th November 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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House gecko

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By: Ricky TaylorRicky Taylor’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRicky Taylor’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Sodwana Resort
Observed: 28th October 2014
Added: 17th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

On wall at night

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game hide gecko

flatgecko, lowveld
By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed: 2nd November 2014
Added: 17th November 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

High up in the pitched (thatch) roof of the game hide at Ngwenya. Approx 8cm long. Active only at night.

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daddy dragon

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South Africa
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Location: Ngwenya Lodge
Observed: 1st November 2014
Added: 16th November 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:2
Description:

Large (about 15cm long) heavyset fellow made his home behind outside light fitting above chalet door. Spent his evenings patrolling the face-brick outside walls.

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Eggs in roof

Eggs in roof
By: Serna Kramer
Location: Albertina Sisulu Rd, Johannesburg
Observed: 10th November 2014
Added: 14th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

My handyman found these in the ceiling of my outside cottage when he was about to put insulation in. He says there is a big nest between the roof and a plastic sheeting lining the roof. The eggs and leaves etc have fallen through this tear I would like to remve the whole nest but would like to know what it belongs to / Is it a lizard? Thanks fr your help

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Cape Dwarf Gecko

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By: Ricky TaylorRicky Taylor’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesRicky Taylor’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Ndumo Camp
Observed: 23rd October 2014
Added: 10th November 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:8
Description:

Length 6 cm

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strange gecko

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By: Rian17
Location: 43, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus
Observed: 7th November 2014
Added: 7th November 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Hemidactylus

Hemidactylus
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Location: Siankaba
Observed: 15th December 2013
Added: 30th October 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

Distinctly sickly member (suspect that insecticides may have been used on/near it) of presumably the same species of gecko seen getting eaten by vervets on the island.

'Dwellings' misleading - building wholly open on two sides, low-level seasonal use.

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Lygodactylus

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Location: Makgadikgadi National Park
Observed: 18th October 2014
Added: 24th October 2014
Identifications:3
Agreements:0
Comments:2
Description:

Not sure which species yet.

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Mating wahlberg's velvet geckos

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By: JoubertJoubert’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: D2211, Bosveld
Observed: 8th November 2013
Added: 22nd October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Gecko

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By: Stuart ShearerStuart Shearer’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesStuart Shearer’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Swimuwini Chalets, South Gonarezhou National Park
Observed: 5th October 2014
Added: 20th October 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Common Tropical House Gecko, Tropiese huisgeitjie 3

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By: Alex DreyerAlex Dreyer’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlex Dreyer’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlex Dreyer’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesAlex Dreyer’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Groenkloof, Pretoria
Observed: 13th January 2014
Added: 18th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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