Hemidactylus mercatorius Farquhar Half-toed Gecko
Relais du Masoala grounds, Maroantsetra, Analanjirofo region, MadagascarApril 30, 2007
Farquhar Half-toed Gecko (Hemidactylus mercatorius)
I had originally identified these geckos as Hemidactylus mabouia, based on the skimpy information about Madagascar Hemidactylus in the 2nd edition of the authoritative Madagascar herps field guide of Glaw & Vences. But by the 3rd edition, further study had concluded that the Madagascar geckos formerly thought to be H. mabouia were this species instead.

These ones were sharing the lodge grounds with at least one other nocturnal gecko species, Gehyra mutilata.

Here is a list of all the reptiles and frogs I saw on this 2007 trip to Madagascar.

Andasibe area, Alaotra-Mangoro region, MadagascarApril 23, 2023
Farquhar Half-toed Gecko (Hemidactylus mercatorius)
We saw plenty of these geckos on this trip, most of them on buildings and fences.

Here is a list of all the reptiles and frogs I saw on this 2023 trip to Madagascar.

Akanin'ny Nofy, Atsinanana region, MadagascarApril 28, 2023
Farquhar Half-toed Gecko (Hemidactylus mercatorius)
Here's one that was actually in the forest.
Akanin'ny Nofy, Atsinanana region, MadagascarApril 29, 2023
Farquhar Half-toed Gecko (Hemidactylus mercatorius)
Another forest dweller, this one a cute li'l baby.
Andasibe area, Alaotra-Mangoro region, MadagascarMay 1, 2023
Farquhar Half-toed Gecko (Hemidactylus mercatorius)
There's nothing better to end a long night in the field than to come back to your bungalow and be greeted by a gecko.
Hôtel Isalo Ranch, Ranohira, Ihorombe region, MadagascarMay 10, 2023
Farquhar Half-toed Gecko (Hemidactylus mercatorius)
No Madagascar building wall is complete without a gecko.
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