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Lauhachinda’s Cave Gecko

Gekko lauhachindai


Lauhachinda’s cave gecko is thought to occur in only one area that is less that 10km² in size. Living in caves in karst areas in central Thailand.

This species is part of the Gekkonidae family, which diverged from all other families in the Squamata order approximately 65 million years ago.

This gecko’s habitat is threatened by limestone quarrying activity that is occurring in the caves that this species lives in. Further research into the distribution and ecology of this species is required to better understand and protect it.

  • Order: Squamata
  • Family: Gekkonidae
  • Population: Unknown
  • Trend: unknown

EDGE Score

EDGE Score: 5.66 (?)
ED Score: 16.92 (?)
GE / IUCN Red List (?)
Not Evaluated Data Deficient Least Concern Near Threatened Vulnerable Endangered Critically Endangered Extinct in the Wild Extinct


Found in Khao Wong and Khao E-Mod, two karst formations within Chalermphrakiat District, Saraburi Province, Central Thailand.

Habitat and Ecology

This species lives in limestone caves and near cave entrances. It can be seen active on tree roots but retreats to crevices if disturbed. Lauhachinda’s cave gecko lays eggs during the dry season.

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This wordcloud illustrates the threats facing this species. The size of each word indicates the extent of a species range that is affected by that threat (larger size means a greater area is affected). The colour of the word indicates how much that threat impacts the species (darker shades of red mean the threat is more severe).


Threat wordcloud key:

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Severity unknown
Source: The IUCN List of Threatened Species. Version 2017.1.
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