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This photograph of an Indo-Pacific Gecko (Hemidactylus garnotii) is the first Orange County Record for this gecko species. The observation and photograph were taken by Bob Worrell.
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GeckoWatch Contact Information

General Inquiries
telephone: 213.763.3535

Richard Smart
Coordinator, Citizen Science
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
telephone: 213.763.3535

Greg Pauly
Curator, Herpetology
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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GeckoWatch Resources

For Identification

California Herps website: Great website with information and images of reptiles and amphibians from California.

Florida Museum of Natural History Checklist of Lizards

Museum Web Sites

Check out our Partners page for links to the webpages of the GeckoWatch partnering institutions.

More Reptile and Amphibian Fun

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Section of Herpetology Facebook page

San Diego Natural History Museum's Department of Herpetology Facebook page

Field Herp Forum: An nationwide association of "field herpers" (people interested in field work with reptiles and amphibians) where interested parties share stories, headlines and photos.

Recommended Reading

A Key to the Geckos (Sauria: Gekkonidae) of Florida (pdf) by Kenneth L. Krysko and Keidra J. Daniels.

A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians - Peterson field guide by Robert C. Stebbins

A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians: Eastern and Central North America - Peterson Field Guide by Roger Conant and Joseph T. Collins

Lizards of the American Southwest - photographic field guide by Lawrence L.C. Jones and Robert E. Lovich