Toropuku

Herpetofaunal category
NZ Geckos
Title
Toropuku
Origin
Native

Image attribution: southern striped gecko © Nick Harker

 

The genus Toropuku comprises the New Zealand striped geckos and includes two species; the Northern striped gecko from the Coromandel Peninsula, and Southern striped gecko which is known only from islands in the Marlborough Sounds. Toropuku are a distinctive genus with evolutionary links to the green geckos (Naultinus spp.) and are unlikely to be confused with other genera.