Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Reptilia > Order: Squamata > Family: Gekkonidae > Genus: Hemidactylus > Species: Hemidactylus turcicus > See subspecies
Scientific name Source
Hemidactylus turcicus spinalis Buchholz, 1954 Böhme W. (1981)

Turkish gecko - Hemidactylus turcicus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • urban
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 2382


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Reptiles not included in Annex II)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Europäischer Halbfingergecko German Gasc J.P. and al.
Geco verrucoso Italian Gasc J.P. and al.
Hémidactyle verruqueux French Gasc J.P. and al.
Salamanquesa costera Spanish Gasc J.P. and al.
Turkish gecko English Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Lacerta turcica Linnaeus, 1758
Hemidactylus robustus Heyden, 1827
Hemidactylus karachiensis Murray, 1884
Hemidactylus turcicus Böttger, 1885
Hemidactylus parkeri Loveridge, 1936
Gecus cyanodactylus Rafinesque, 1810
Geko meridionalis Risso, 1826
Hemidactylus granosus Heyden, 1827
Geko verruculatus Cuvier, 1829
Hemidactylus exsul Barbour & Cole, 1906

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External data

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