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Gekko gecko  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 174050

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Tokay Gekko [English]
    Tokay Gecko [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbčnes, lézards, serpents  
                               FamilyGekkonidae  – Geckos  
                                  GenusGekko Laurenti, 1768 – Gekkos, Tropical Asian Geckos, Typical Geckos  
                                     SpeciesGekko gecko (Linnaeus, 1758) – Tokay Gekko, Tokay Gecko  

  Expert: Aaron Bauer, Ph.D.  
  Notes: Professor, Gerald M. Lemole Endowed Chair in Integrative Biology   
  Reference for: Gekko gecko    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Gekko gecko    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Gekko gecko   
  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   
  Reference for: Gekko gecko, Tokay Gecko [English]   
  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)   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2004) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Gekko gecko   
  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   
  Reference for: Gekko gecko   
  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   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0008-6452   
  Reference for: Gekko gecko   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Rösler, Herbert, A. M. Bauer, M. P. Heinicke, E. Greenbaum, T. Jackman, T. Q. Nguyen, and T. Ziegler  
  Publication Date: 2011   
  Article/Chapter Title: Phylogeny, taxonomy, and zoogeography of the genus Gekko Laurenti, 1768 with the revalidation of G. reevesii Gray, 1831 (Sauria: Gekkonidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zootaxa, issue 2989   
  Page(s): 1-50   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1175-5326   
  Notes: Online edition ISSN is 1175-5334:   
  Reference for: Gekko gecko   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Southern Asia  
    North America  
    Middle America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Introduced  
    Hawaii, Introduced  






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