Check List 14(4): 665-669, doi: 10.15560/14.4.665
Confirming the presence of a fourth species of non-native house gecko of the genus Hemidactylus Oken, 1817 (Squamata, Gekkonidae) in Colombia
expand article infoJuan D. Vásquez-Restrepo, Yingyod Lapwong§
‡ Grupo Herpetológico de Antioquia (GHA), Instituto de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia§ School of Life Science, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
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The Indo-Pacific Gecko, Hemidactylus garnotii Duméril & Bibron, 1836, is a species of house gecko native to Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands. As with many of its congeners, this gecko species has been accidentally introduced to other parts of the world. In January 2018, several photographs of “H. frenatus” from Colombia posted in,
 were noticed to have some morphological features related to H. garnotii. This discrepancy led us to inspect museum specimens and to confirm the presence of H. garnotii for more than a decade in Colombia.

Hemidactylus garnotii, Hemidactylus frenatus, introduced species, range expansion