Hemidactylus platyurus Asian Flat-tailed House Gecko
Also known as:
Frilly House Gecko, Flat-tailed House Gecko, Asian House Gecko, Thailand House Gecko, Flat-tailed Gecko
Mas, Bali, IndonesiaOctober 18, 1999
Asian Flat-tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus platyurus)
These attractive little geckos have relatively flattened bodies and tails in comparison to their Common House Gecko cohorts. They also have more interesting patterns, and they were also far less common in the places we visited. I only saw a handful of this species, compared to dozens of the other.
Loh Buaya, Rinca, Nusa Tenggara, IndonesiaOctober 21, 1999
Asian Flat-tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus platyurus)
After an exhilirating morning of dragon-watching I noticed this fellow lurking in the roof of one of the buildings at the Rinca ranger station. Its tail has been regenerated, and the second-generation one isn't as flat or attractively patterned.
Bukit Fraser, Pahang, MalaysiaJanuary 23, 2017
Asian Flat-tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus platyurus)
This teensy little baby gecko was in a pile of old wooden pallets that Stephen of Stephen's Place and I were moving around in the hopes of finding larger reptilian occupants.

My Travelogues and Trip Lists page includes a complete list of the herps I saw in the wild on this trip to Malaysia, as well as a travelogue of the trip.

Santubong Peninsula, Sarawak, MalaysiaJanuary 29, 2017
Asian Flat-tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus platyurus)
A number of these cosmopolitan geckos scurried about on buildings and signs near my hotel. Most of them didn't wait around for their photos though.
Gunung Gading National Park, Sarawak, MalaysiaFebruary 21, 2018
Asian Flat-tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus platyurus)
Whenever I return from the tropics, I always miss having geckos scurrying about in my room at night.
Park headquarters area, Kinabalu Park, Sabah, MalaysiaMarch 4, 2018
Asian Flat-tailed House Gecko (Hemidactylus platyurus)
Several house gecko species are known from the Kinabalu Park HQ area, but the distinctive pattern gives this one away as Hemidactylus platyurus.
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