Hemidactylus brookii

Hemidactylus brookii


Taxonavigation: Gekkonoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Subordo: Gekkota
Infraordo: Gekkomorpha
Superfamilia: Gekkonoidea

Familia: Gekkonidae
Genus: Hemidactylus
Species: Hemidactylus brookii



Hemidactylus brookii Gray, 1845: 153

  • Lectotype: BMNH 1947.3.6.47 (formerly BM RR1934.9.1.49[.21.a]), adult ♂, presented by Sir Edward Belcher. [designated by Mahony (2011: 46)]
  • Type locality: “Borneo” and “Australia”, restricted by lectotype designation to “Borneo” by Mahony (2011: 46).
  • Paralectotype: BMNH 1947.3.6.48 (formerly BM RR1934.9.1.50[.21.b]), adult ♂, from “Australia” in error presumably from Borneo, presented by the Earl of Derby.


  • Hemidactylus luzonensis Taylor, 1915: 93
    • Holotype: BSMP 1774, ♀. [destroyed during World War II]
    • Type locality: “Manilla, Philippine Islands”.



Primary references

  • Gray, J.E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman: London. xxvii + 289 pp. BHL Reference page
  • Taylor, E.H. 1915. New species of Philippine lizards. Philippine Journal of Science 10(2): 89–109. BHL Reference page
  • Mahony, S. 2011. Taxonomic revision of Hemidactylus brookii Gray: a re-examination of the type series and some Asian synonyms, and a discussion of the obscure species Hemidactylus subtriedrus Jerdon (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 3042: 37–67. Preview

Vernacular names

English: Brooke's House Gecko
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