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Penninsular Banded Gecko (Coleonyx switaki)

Created: September 5th, 2011 - 11:20 PM
Last Modified: September 5th, 2011 - 11:20 PM
Entered by: Stephen Herr
Record 86535
Country:
United States
State:
Tennessee
County:
Shelby County
Time:
2011-09-01 22:19:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Varying
Sex:
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Notes

I have observed up to 5 of these geckos in one evening. The first time I saw one was in late August. It was in the building and I cpatured it and released it outdoors. Several evenings I have observed them on the front outside wall of the building. There is a large overhead light there and they are probably atracted to the insects. They flee to the safety of cracks in the brick and concrete when disturbed. I have seen juviniles and adults. These geckos are not native to TN and I believe they have colonized here. My building was a produce warehouse many years ago and I assume the geckos hitched a ride in some produce shipments. A year ago or so I found a dead one in the mailbox (it had been there for sometime) but figured it got caught up in some mail from another state. I knew it was a gecko but didn't try to identify it.

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Comments

Posted by Nate Nazdrowicz on Aug 01, 2012 at 08:11 AM

This record is a duplicate of 86536, please delete.

Posted by Brian Hinds-AKA Fundad on Aug 01, 2012 at 12:35 AM

Please edit these records with the right species. Thank you Brian Hinds California Chapter President.

Posted by Art Cecil on Oct 15, 2011 at 11:34 PM

As far as I know, right now you are the only who can correct these two entries. Kindly edit 86535 and 86536 under Hemidactylus turcicus. Thanks, Art