Gekko smithii

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Smith's Green-eyed Gecko
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Gekko smithii in hunter's cage
from Upper Seruyan, Central Kalimantan
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Gekko
Species: G. smithii
Binomial name
Gekko smithii
Gray, 1842
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Smith's Green-eyed Gecko or Large Forest Gecko (Gekko smithii) is a species of gecko found in Asia.


This species is one of the biggest geckos, reaching 350 millimetres (14 in). It is named after Andrew Smith (1797-1872), Scottish zoologist and founder of the South African Museum.

Species of similar appearance include Gekko taylori and Gekko gecko, as well as Gekko verreauxii (from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) and Gekko siamensis (from central Thailand).


Southern Thailand (Satun, Narathiwatk Pattani), Singapore, western Malaysia (Pulau Pinang, Perak, Pahang, Selangor, Pulau Tioman), Myanmar (Burma), India (Nicobar Islands), and Indonesia (Borneo, Sumatra, Pulau Nias, Java)

Type locality: Prince of Wales Island (Pulau Pinang, West Malaysia)


  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885 Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp.
  • Gray, J. E. 1842 Description of some new species of Reptiles, chiefly from the British Museum collection. The Zoological Miscellany: 57-59.
  • Grossmann, W. 2004 Gekko smithii Gray 1842. Sauria Supplement 26 (3): 627-634
  • Rösler, H. 2001 Studien am Tokeh: 1. Gekko gecko azhari Mertens 1955 (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Gekkota 3: 33-46

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