Forest gecko

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Forest gecko
Forest gecko, Hoplodactylus granulatus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Hoplodactylus
Species: H. granulatus
Binomial name
Hoplodactylus granulatus
Gray, 1845

The forest gecko, Hoplodactylus granulatus, is a species of gecko in the family Gekkonidae. Granulatus refers to the granular texture of the skin.[1] It is endemic to New Zealand, found in all areas except the Far North, Marlborough, and Canterbury.

In June 2010 seven forest geckos, four female and three male, were stolen from a wildlife park in Northland.[2] Forest geckos are a protected species under the Wildlife Act 1953.

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  1. ^ "New Zealand Frogs and Reptiles", Brian Gill and Tony Whitaker, David Bateman limited, 2001
  2. ^ Eriksen, Alanah May (30 June 2010). "Thousands for stolen geckos on European black market". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 29 June 2010. 

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