Hemiphyllodactylus typus

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Hemiphyllodactylus typus
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Hemiphyllodactylus typus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Hemiphyllodactylus
H. typus
Binomial name
Hemiphyllodactylus typus
Bleeker, 1860

Hemiphyllodactylus typus, also known as the Indopacific tree gecko, Indopacific slender gecko, or common dwarf gecko is a species of gecko found in South Asia and islands in the Indian Ocean.


India (Shevaroy Hills, Anaimalai, Nilgiri Hills), Nicobar Islands, Sri Lanka, Indochina, Vietnam, Chapa/Tongking, Thailand, W Malaysia, Singapore, Oceania, Burma, Philippines (Panay), Indonesia (Borneo, Sumatra, Java, Bali, Sumbawa, Komodo), China, Taiwan, New Guinea, New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Tonga, Marquesas Islands, Society Islands, Pitcairn Islands, Solomon Islands, Fiji Islands (Vanua Levu, Viti Levu), Mauritius, Reunion, Rodrigues (fide F. Glaw, pers. comm.) Introduced to Ryukyu Islands (Japan), Introduced to Iriomotejima Island, Introduced into the USA (Hawaii)

Type locality: "Agam" [West-Sumatra] [Kluge 1968] and "Goenong Parong (Java)" [= Gunung Parang, West-Java] (Wermuth 1965)


  • Bauer,A.M. & Das,I. 1999 The systematic status of the endemic south Indian gecko Hemidactylus aurantiacus (Beddome 1870). J. South Asian Nat. Hist. 4 (2): 213-218
  • Beddome,R.H. 1870 Descriptions of some new lizards from the Madras Presidency. Madras Monthly J. Med. Sci. 1: 30-35
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1887 Note on some reptiles from Sumatra described by BLEEKER in 1860. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (5) 20: 152
  • Pauwels, O.S.G., and Bauer, A.M. 2001 Hemiphyllodactylus typus, distribution. Herpetol. Rev. 32:119.
  • Schröder, E. & Röll, B. 2004 Hemiphyllodactylus typus BLEEKER. Sauria Supplement 26 (3): 617-622

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