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Hemidactylus frenatus  Schlegel, 1836
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174056

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Common House Gecko [English]
 
    Geco-casero bocón [Spanish]
 
    Bridled House Gecko [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                            SuborderGekkota   
                               FamilyGekkonidae  – Geckos  
                                  GenusHemidactylus Gray, 1825 – House Geckos, Half-toed Geckos  
                                     SpeciesHemidactylus frenatus Schlegel, 1836 – Common House Gecko, Geco-casero bocón, Bridled House Gecko  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Aaron Bauer, Ph.D.  
  Notes: Professor, Gerald M. Lemole Endowed Chair in Integrative Biology   
  Reference for: Hemidactylus frenatus    
       
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Hemidactylus frenatus    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Hemidactylus frenatus   
       
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (http://www.conabio.gob.mx/)   
  Reference for: Geco-casero bocón[Spanish]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Hemidactylus frenatus   
       
  Source: Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians ..., ed. 6.1, website (version 6.1)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Boundy, J., F. Burbrink, J. Campbell, B. Crother, K. de Quiroz, D. Frost, R. Highton, J. Iverson, F. Kraus, R. McDiarmid, J. Mendelson III, P. Meylen, R. Pyron, T. Reeder, M. Seidel, S. Tilley and D. Wake (Crother, B., ed.). Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, With Comments Regarding Confidence In Our Understanding. Edition 6.1, Last updated: 24 May 2011. Available at http://www.ssarherps.org/pages/comm_names/Index.php   
  Reference for: Hemidactylus frenatus, Common House Gecko [English]   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada, draft (2004)   
  Page(s):    
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: As-yet (2004) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Hemidactylus frenatus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Hemidactylus frenatus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Flores-Villela, Oscar / McCoy, C. J., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title: Herpetofauna Mexicana: Lista anotada de las especies de anfibios y reptiles de México, cambios taxonómicos recientes, y nuevas especies   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication, no. 17   
  Page(s): iv + 73   
  Publisher: Carnegie Museum of Natural History   
  Publication Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-911239-42-1   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Hemidactylus frenatus   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Krysko, Kenneth L., and Keidra J. Daniels  
  Publication Date: 2005   
  Article/Chapter Title: A Key to the Geckos (Sauria: Gekkonidae) of Florida   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Caribbean Journal of Science, vol. 41, no. 1   
  Page(s): 28-36   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0008-6452   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Hemidactylus frenatus   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Australia  
    Southern Asia  
    Middle America  
    North America  
    Oceania  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Central Pacific Territories, Introduced  
    Continental US, Introduced  
    Hawaii, Introduced  
    Mexico, Introduced  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Banks et al. (2004) note: Within the Central Pacific Territories Hemidactylus frenatus is considered native to the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam where it may have been introduced before recorded history; however, recent introductions have been documented for the Caroline Islands, Marshall Islands, Palau Islands, American Samoa, and other Pacific islands associated with the US  
 

 

   

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