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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Indo-Pacific Gecko, Garnot’s House Gecko, Fox gecko, Assam greyish brown gecko
G: Jungfern-Halbfingergecko, Indo-Pazifik Gecko 
SynonymHemidactylus Garnotii DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836: 368
Hemidactylus peruvianus WIEGMANN 1834
Hemidactylus peruvianus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836: 369
Hoplopodion (Microdactylus) peruvianum - FITZINGER 1843
Hoplopodion (Onychopus) Garnotii - FITZINGER 1843
Doryura Garnotii - DUMÉRIL 1845 (in DUMÉRIL & DUMÉRIL)
Doryura vulpecula GIRARD 1857
Hemidactylus Ludekingii - BLEEKER 1858: 27
Doryura gaudama THEOBALD 1868
Hemidactylus Mortoni THEOBALD 1868
Hemidactylus (Doryura) Mandellianus STOLICZKA 1871
Nycteridium Gaudama - THEOBALD 1876
Hemidactylus blanfordii BOULENGER 1885: 141
Hemidactylus peruvianus — BOULENGER 1885: 141
Hemidactylus garnotii — BOULENGER 1885: 141
Hemidactylus mortoni — BOULENGER 1885: 113
Lepidodactylus garnotii - HENSHAW 1902
Hemidactylus garnoti — DE ROOIJ 1915: 33
Hemidactylus garnotii — TAYLOR 1922
Hemidactylus guadama (sic) TAYLOR 1934
Hemidactylus garnetii (sic) TANNER 1952
Hemidactylus peruvianus — WERMUTH 1965: 82
Hemidactylus garnotti (sic) SCOTT et al. 1977
Hemidactylus garnotii — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 86
Hemidactylus garnotii — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 237
Hemidactylus garnotii — COX et al. 1998: 84
Hemidactylus garnotii — GRISMER 2011 
DistributionAsia: NE India (Darjeeling, Assam, Sikkim, Mizoram), Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Thailand, Myanmar (= Burma), Vietnam, Malysian Peninsula, S China (Hong Kong, Guangdong, Hainan, S Yunnan, Guangxi), Taiwan, Philippines (incl. Mindoro), Indonesia (Sumatra, Nias, Borneo, Java, Halmahera, Komodo), Malaysia (Sabah), New Guinea (Papua),
New Caledonia, Loyalty Islands, Polynesia, Fiji, Western Samoa, Vanuatu, Cook Islands (Roratonga), Tonga

Introduced into USA (Hawaii, Florida), the Bahamas; Costa Rica, and New Zealand

Type locality: "l'Ile de Taiti [=Tahiti, French Polynesia]" 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 
TypesSyntypes: MNHN 2318, 2318A 
CommentApparently absent from most of Melanesia and Micronesia.
Occurrence in Brazil and Peru is probably due to specimens with incorrect locality data. H. garnotii was probably present in Hawaii before the arrival of Europeans (fide McKeown 1996). Reports from the Mariana Islands probably represent H. frenatus (G. Rodda, pers. comm.).

Parthenogenetic species (Kluge & Eckard 1969; Henkel & Schmidt, 1991).

"Hemidactylus peruvianus Wiegmann is a senior subjective synonym of H. garnotii. We agree with Kluge & Eckardt (1969) that use of this name would threaten stability. Although perhaps not technically a nomen oblitum, we believe that the name should be supressed whenever it is considered a synonym of H. garnotii. At least some Philippine populations formerly attributed to this species are in fact referable to H. stejnegeri (Ota & Hikida 1989b). All references to H. garnotii in the Philippines should be regarded as provisional pending further investigation of this issue." (from Bauer 1994) 
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