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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Gecko

Gecko
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: Die Hel
Observed: 16th October 2016
Added: 19th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Marico Gecko

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By: Sakkie van der MerweSakkie van der Merwe’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Lankverwacht Guest Farm, Vanrhynsdorp. South Africa
Observed: 10th January 2017
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

Is this the Marico Gecko, Pachydactylus mariquensis, found in veld after rainstorm?

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Nothing regal in death

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By: Bushboy
BirdLife South AfricaSeaKeys
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 13th January 2017
Added: 15th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Description:

The poor squashed gecko

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Common Tropical House Gecko

Common Tropical House Gecko
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 6th December 2016
Added: 11th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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The Hunter

The Hunter
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 8th January 2017
Added: 9th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

One of the resident porch inhabitants.

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gecko

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: 6, Nellmapius Rd
Observed: 8th January 2017
Added: 9th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Little gecko on an overcast day

Little gecko on an overcast day
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Location: St Lucia 1
Observed: 24th November 2016
Added: 7th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Turner's thick-toed gecko, Turner se diktoongeitjie

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By: Alex Dreyer
Sea Fish AtlasSeaKeys
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Location: Farm Kyffhäuser, Maltahöhe, Namibia (light trap)
Observed: 16th December 2016
Added: 5th January 2017
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
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Gecko Lunch

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Location: Westville, Durban, South Africa
Observed: 5th November 2016
Added: 29th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Chilly start to life

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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 26th November 2016
Added: 24th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

when this chicken egg was removed from the fridge it was discovered to have a passenger. I can't believe the gecko hatched in the fridge but rather it must have slipped in when the door was previously opened which may well have been the evening before.

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Dwarf

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 21st December 2016
Added: 24th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Fence post Christmas decoration

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: GRBG
Observed: 20th December 2016
Added: 22nd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Muller's Velvet Gecko

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Location: Soutpansberg Northern Region
Observed: 4th December 2016
Added: 19th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Common Dwarf Gecko

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Location: Notten's Bush Camp
Observed: 12th November 2016
Added: 18th December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
Description:

About 12cm long, nose to tail.

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Invader!!!

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By: AlexanderR
Western Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: 8, Ackermann Rd
Observed: 17th December 2016
Added: 17th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

1 individual seen

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Common Dwarf Gecko

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Location: Skukuza
Observed: 10th November 2016
Added: 17th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:1
Description:

About 10cm nose to tail

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gecko

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By: Katja123
Scouts South AfricaSenior Scout Adventure
Location: 3-circles viewpoint Windhoek
Observed: 24th September 2016
Added: 17th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Little Gecko

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By: Bryce Glanville
Scouts South AfricaSenior Scout Adventure
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Location: My Home in Table View
Observed: 22nd November 2016
Added: 16th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Rats! I was so sure I'd found another Pondo Flattie

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By: Bushboy
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Location: Golfclub forest patch
Observed: 15th December 2016
Added: 16th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Gecko (D-Dam)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: Darlington Dam - Lodge
Observed: 21st November 2016
Added: 15th December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Geckos sleep with both eyes open.

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By: Bushboy
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Location: 3 Marion Ave, Scottburgh
Observed: 13th December 2016
Added: 13th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Real target top right. This pregnant female (?) saw the snake's approach and effortlessly escaped by scuttling a few meters along the ceiling where no snake can ever go.

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Beautiful Gecko

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By: AdushanAdushan’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Ga-Rankuwa Industrial
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 12th December 2016
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Wall patroller

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By: Colin Ralston
Garden Route Botanical Garden
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Location: Bergville
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:4
Comments:0
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Marble Leaftoe Gecko (Afrogecko porphyreus)

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By: Herman BertelerHerman Berteler’s reputation in Amphibians and ReptilesHerman Berteler’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Reynold Street
Observed: 5th December 2016
Added: 7th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Goggia lineata

Goggia lineata
By: AUDISSOUAUDISSOU’s reputation in Amphibians and Reptiles
Location: Alexander Bay
Observed: 12th October 2002
Added: 5th December 2016
Likely ID: Goggia lineata
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Getjie

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By: Joseph Heymans
Limpopo EDETProtea Atlas ProjectSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaweed Atlas
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Location: Nylstroom
Observed: 3rd December 2016
Added: 4th December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Pearly gecko

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Location: Gaborone North
Observed: 14th November 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

climbing up external wall by light fitting, a favoured location to hunt insects (photo rotated to horizontal for convenience)

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Wahlbergs Velvet Gecko

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Location: Skukuza
Observed: 11th November 2016
Added: 3rd December 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
Description:

About 20-25cm long including tail.

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Turners gecko

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Location: Swebe-Swebe Maria Kamp
Observed: 24th November 2016
Added: 29th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Dwarf Gecko (KZNBG)

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By: Shaun Swanepoel
Cape NatureCrustacean AtlasGarden Route Botanical GardenProtea Atlas ProjectSeaKeysSouth African National Parks
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Location: KZN Botanical Gardens
Observed: 27th October 2016
Added: 29th November 2016
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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