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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Thai Gecko, Sandstone Gecko
G: Gelbrückengecko, Laos-Gecko 
SynonymGekko petricola TAYLOR 1962: 227
Gekko petricolus — TAYLOR 1963: 791
Gekko petricolus — RÖSLER 1995: 121
Gekko petricolus — COX et al. 1998: 83
Gekko petricolus — NGO & GAMBLE 2011
Gekko (Sundagekko) petricolus — WOOD et al. 2019 
DistributionThailand (Ubon Ratchatani, Si Saket), Laos, N Cambodia

Type locality: Forestry Station, Sanoi River, Ubon province.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 178275 
CommentSimilar species: Gekko petricolus is closely related to G. badenii.

Group: The Gekko petricolus group currently contains 10 species, namely G. boehmei, badenii, canaensis, flavimaritus, grossmanni, lauhachindai, petricolus, russelltraini, takouensis, and G. vietnamensis.
This group shares a combination of characters including: 82.9–108.5 mm snout–vent length (SVL); nares in contact with rostral; three nasals; postmentals relatively large; 8–18 dorsal tubercle rows; 8–15 precloacal pores; 1–3 postcloacal tubercles; the webbing between fingers and toes absent or weakly developed; lateral fold without tubercles; enlarged subcaudals; head with blotches or short stripes or without pattern; and dorsum with bands or more or less symmetrical blotches (Ngo et al. 2009; Panitvong et al. 2010; Ngo and Gamble 2011; Rösler et al. 2011; Luu et al. 2015, Rujirawan et al. 2019). 
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  • Cox, Merel J.; Van Dijk, Peter Paul; Jarujin Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt,Kumthorn 1998. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Ralph Curtis Publishing, 144 pp.
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  • Grossmann, W. & V. STEIN 1988. Gekko petricolus TAYLOR 1962 - Haltung und Zucht im Terrarium. Sauria 10 (3): 27-30 - get paper here
  • Harbig, P. 2003. Beobachtungen an Gekko petricolus TAYLOR 1962 im Habitat nahe Khong Chiam, Ubon Ratchatani, Thailand. Sauria 25 (2): 37-45 - get paper here
  • Harbig, P. 2006. Nachweise von Gekko petricolus TAYLOR 1962 in der thailändischen Provinz Si Saket und im nördlichen Kambodscha sowie ergänzende Angaben zu seiner Biologie. Sauria 28 (2): 25-28 - get paper here
  • Harmsen, R. 1987. Enige opmerkingen over de Laos-gekko (Gekko petricolus). Lacerta 49 (12): 187-189 - get paper here
  • LUU, VINH QUANG; THOMAS CALAME, TRUONG QUANG NGUYEN, MINH DUC LE& THOMAS ZIEGLER 2015. Morphological and molecular review of the Gekko diversity of Laos with descriptions of three new species. Zootaxa 3986 (3): 279–306 - get paper here
  • Neang T., Grismer, L.L., Hun S. & Phan C. 2015. New herpetofauna records and range extensions for Daboia siamensis (Smith, 1917) and Gekko petricolus Taylor, 1962 from Cambodia. Cambodian Journal of Natural History, 2015: 172–182 - get paper here
  • Ngo Tri Van, Bauer, A.M.; Wood, P.L. & Grismer, J.L. 2009. A new species of Gekko Laurenti, 1768 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Dong Nai Province, Southeastern Vietnam. Zootaxa 2238: 33-42 - get paper here
  • PANITVONG, NONN; MONTRI SUMONTHA, KANOKORN KONLEK & KIRATI KUNYA 2010. Gekko lauhachindai sp. nov., a new cave-dwelling gecko (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from central Thailand. Zootaxa 2671: 40–52 - get paper here
  • Rafe M. Brown, Cameron D. Siler, Indraneil Das, Yong Min 2012. Testing the phylogenetic affinities of Southeast Asia’s rarest geckos: Flap-legged geckos (Luperosaurus), Flying geckos (Ptychozoon) and their relationship to the pan-Asian genus Gekko. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 63: 915-921 - get paper here
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  • Rujirawan, Attapol; Jonathan J. Fong, Natee Ampai, Siriporn Yodthong, Korkhwan Termprayoon & Anchalee Aowphol 2019. A new karst-dwelling gecko of the Gekko petricolus group (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Phitsanulok Province, central Thailand. J. Nat. Hist. 53: 557–576 (2019) - get paper here
  • Schlüter, U. 1999. Haltung und Zucht des Laos-Geckos (Gekko petricolus). DATZ 52 (9): 35-37
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  • van Tri, Ngo & Gamble, T. 2011. Gekko canaensis sp. nov. (Squamata: Gekkonidae), a new gecko from Southern Vietnam. Zootaxa 2890: 53–64 - get paper here
  • Wood Jr, Perry L.; Xianguang Guo, Scott L. Travers, Yong-Chao Su, Karen V. Olson, Aaron M. Bauer, L. Lee Grismer, Cameron D. Siler, Robert G. Moyle, Michael J. Andersen, Rafe M. Brown 2019. Parachute geckos free fall into synonymy: Gekko phylogeny, and a new subgeneric classification, inferred from thousands of ultraconserved elements. bioRxiv 717520 - get paper here
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