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Gekko smithii GRAY, 1842

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Smith's (Green-eyed) Gecko, Large Forest Gecko
G: Smith’ Grünaugengecko 
SynonymGekko smithii GRAY 1842
Platydactylus stentor CANTOR 1847
Platydactylus albomaculatus GIEBEL 1861
Gecko stentor — GÜNTHER 1864
Gecko stentor — STOLICZKA 1870: 160
Gecko smithii — STOLICZKA 1870: 161
Gecko stentor — FISCHER 1885: 3
Gecko stentor — SMEDLEY 1931: 103
Gekko smithi — SMITH 1935
Gekko smithi — TAYLOR 1963: 803
Gekko smithii — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 234
Gekko smithii — COX et al. 1998: 82
Gekko smithii — CHAN-ARD et al. 1999: 124
Gekko smithii — GRISMER 2011 
DistributionS Thailand (Satun, Narathiwatk Pattani), Singapore,
W Malaysia (Pulau Pinang, Pulau Pangkor, Perak, Pahang, Selangor, Pulau Tioman), Myanmar (= Burma), India: Nicobar Islands,
Indonesia (Borneo, Sumatra, Pulau Nias, Java, Sulawesi)

Type locality: Prince of Wales’ Island (= Pulau Pinang, West Malaysia) Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.14.71 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentSimilar species: G. taylori and G. gecko. Also similar to G. verreauxii (from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands) and G. siamensis (from C-Thailand). Reported from but not listed by DAS 1999 for the Andaman Islands.

Gekko albofasciolatus has been removed from the synonymy of G. smithii. 
EtymologyNamed after Andrew Smith (1797-1872), Scottish zoologist and first Superintendent of the South African Museum in Cape Town. 
References
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