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    Hello,

    Can anyone help me identify this little gecko? This was found in a cargo warehouse, so I have no idea what the origin is. It is incredibly fast and seems too diurnal to be a house gecko. This seems to bask quite a bit. There seem to be quite a few little brown geckos that look the same, to me at least.

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    Tyler

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    It may not be a house gecko, but you should do google image for hemidactylus (the genus of the house gecko) because I think there are some pictures there that resemble this gecko.

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    Hello, thank you. I am familiar with Hemidactylus, but I am not sure this is one of them. I encountered some image of Lygodactylus that all look pretty close. This warehouse gets cargo from all over the world. I have seen quite a few house gecko species over the years, but this one looks a bit different. It is also quite active during the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harmonia101 View Post
    I encountered some image of Lygodactylus that all look pretty close. This warehouse gets cargo from all over the world. I have seen quite a few house gecko species over the years, but this one looks a bit different. It is also quite active during the day.
    Lygodactylus have round pupils, from the pictures, it looks like your gecko has slit pupils. The eliminates any diurnal (day active) geckos, including Lygodactylus. It might be active during the day because it's stressed.
    Also, there seem to be tiny 'spikes' on the tail, something common in Hemidactylus.

    I would go with Aliza's suggestion and Google the various Hemidactylus species. Right now, there about 90 species of Hemidactylus, and it's expected that more will be added.
    My money is on your gecko being one of them. They're hardy geckos, they're more likely to survive in a shipping container for ages, lygos would be in really rough shape after even a few days.

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    Thank you, this is very helpful. Perhaps this will remain Hemidactylus sp. for eternity. This gecko has a nice planted terrarium now. I had this temporarily with my Eurydactylodes, but took it out because it will likely not hesitate to eat gecko babies. Anyway, thank you. I am not overly familiar with some of the house gecko species.

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