Gekko, The Journal of the Global Gecko Association

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HerpDigest has acquired the past issues of Gekko, the Journal of the (now former) Global Gecko Association. The organization was disolved this past fall. Below is an excerpt of the president’s letter to Gekko subscribers sent in August 2014:

After serving the gecko lovers around the world for over 15 years, the Global Gecko Association (GGA), has reluctantly decided to close its operations.

During its entire history, the GGA operated “in the black” with sufficient operating funds (contrary to rumors), never incurring unpayable debt. Regretfully, with significant increases in postage and printing costs and declining income, the board could not find a financially sound course for its future.

As part of its legal obligations to dissolve as a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation, the GGA must transfer its assets to another 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a similar service.

Since GGA’s mission is to educate the public about geckos, GGA will donate its remaining assets (including copies of its respected publication, “Gekko,”) to HerpDigest—the only e-newsletter that reports on the latest scientific, conservation and husbandry news for all reptiles.

GGA published 12 editions of "Gekko," its flagship publication. . . . HerpDigest will soon takeover GGA publication sales at its website. Watch for announcements . . . at HerpDigest's website ( for updates. . . .

It is with deep sorrow we say good-bye. We salute our past and current members, to individuals who served on the GGA board, and to contributing writers. Thank you to each and everyone who made the GGA successful over the past 15 years. Being part of GGA has been a fun and stimulating experience.

Julie Bergman
The Global Gecko Association

Clearly, issues of Gekko are now collectors’ items. All 12 issues are shown below with their tables of contents. Numbers of some issues are extremely limited. Log in at bottom of this page to place your order.

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Vol. 1, No. 1 — Sorry, this volume is sold out.
1999 Global Gecko Association
Soft cover, 48 pages, Color Photos
Supply very limited; available only if purchasing the complete set of all 12 issues.

  • Nikolai Szczerbak Obituary ~ Kraig Adler
  • Interview with Aaron Bauer ~ Aaron Bauer and Mark Goodwin
  • Goniurosaurus of Japan ~ Yuri Kaverkin
  • Chondrodactylus angulifer ~ Michael Knoethig
  • Asaccus gallagheri ~ Rolf Leptien
  • Naultinus poecilochlorus ~ Grant Macredie
  • Geckos of the genus Rhacodactylus ~ Alan Myers
  • Book Review: Gecko Fauna of the USSR and Contiguous Regions ~ John Rudge
  • Diplodactylus ciliaris ~ Philip Tremper
  • Rhacodactylus chahoua ~ Tim Tytle

Vol. 1, No. 2 — Sorry, this volume is sold out.
2000 Global Gecko Association
Soft cover, 48 pages, Color Photos
Supply very limited; available only if purchasing the complete set of all 12 issues.

  • Three Geckos from Cedarberg, South Africa ~ Francis Girard
  • Gecko Spotting in Southern Africa and Malaysia ~ Chris Mattison and Gretchen Davison
  • Eurodactylodes vieillardi ~ Robert Porter
  • Pachydactylus tuberculosus and Hemidactylus tanganicus ~ Gregory J. Watkins-Colwell and Steven C. Christman
  • Phyllurus platurus ~ Robert Porter
  • Hoplodactylus duvaucelii ~ Rod Rowlands
  • Book Review: Geckoes ~ John Rudge
  • Strophurus williamsi ~ Andreas Laube
  • Climbing Ability in gekkonid lizards ~ Dr. Uwe Hiller

Vol. 2, No. 1 — Sorry, this volume is sold out.
2001 Global Gecko Association
Soft cover, 48 pages, Color Photos

  • Captive Maintenance and Breeding of the Golden-tailed Gecko, Diplodactylus taenicauda ~ Robert Porter
  • A Note on the Diet of the White-spotted Gecko, Tarentola a. annularis ~ Adel A. Ibrahim
  • Maintenance and Captive Reproduction of the South African Terrestrial Gecko, Pachydactylus mariquensis ~ Francis Girard
  • Book Review Rhacodactylus: Biology, Natural History & Husbandry ~ Scotty Allen
  • Geographic Variation of Color Pattern in Peninsular Populations of Coleonyx switaki from Baja California, Mexico and Southern California ~ L. Lee Grismer
  • Observations and Experiences of the “Anti-Atlas Day Gecko,” Quedenfeldtia moerens ~ Jon Boone
  • Captive Maintenance and Breeding of Some Ground Dwelling Australian Geckos Part 1: Nephrurus laevissimus and Nephrurus levis ~ Andreas Laube

Vol. 2, No. 2
2002 Global Gecko Association
Soft cover, 48 pages, Color Photos

  • The Husbandry and First Recorded Captive Breeding of the Chameleon Gecko, Carphodactylus laeis (Gunther, 1897) ~ Robert Porter
  • The Colonization of the Andaman Islands by Phelsuma — The Big Adventure or the Safe Ark? ~ Alan Myers
  • Captive Maintenance and Breeding of Some Ground Dwelling Australian Geckos Part II: Diplodactylus byrnei (Lucas and Frost, 1896), D. tessellatus (Gunther, 1875), and D. steindachneri (Boulenger, 1885) ~ Andreas Laube
  • Natural History and Captive Husbandry of the Turkish Gecko, Hemidactylus turcicus ~ Pavel Koneèný
  • Geckos of the Promised Land: A Magical Month in Madagascar ~ Michael Kearney and Nicole Kearney

  • Notes on the Size of the Terrestrial South African Gecko, Pachydactylus austeni (Hewitt, 1923) ~ Francis Girard
  • GGA Book Review: “Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar . . . ” by Friedrich-Wilhelm Henkel and Wolfgang Schmidt ~ John Rudge
  • A Great Gecko to Keep — Uroplatus henkeli in Captivity ~ Neil Meister

Vol. 3, No. 1
2002 Global Gecko Association
Soft cover, 44 pages, Color Photos

  • Distribution and Current Status of the Endemic Geckos of Sri Lanka ~ Mendis Wickramasinghe and Ruchira Somaweera
  • Maintenance and Captive Reproduction of Two Small, South African Geckos, Pachydactylus geitje (Sparrman, 1778) and Pachydactylus weberi (Roux, 1907) ~ Francis Girard
  • The Palm Spider as an Unexpected Gecko Predator ~ Justin Gerlach
  • Goniurosaurus: Ancient Gekkos of the Far East ~ L. Lee Grismer
  • The Enigmatic Giant Bronze Gecko, Ailuronyx trachygaster, Part 1: Identity ~ Justin Gerlach
  • Experiences with the Care and Breeding of Phelsuma hielscheri, a Day Gecko from the Isalo National Park, Madagasca ~ Hans-Peter Berghof
  • Captive Maintenance & Breeding of Some Ground Dwelling Australian Geckos Part III: Nephrurus amyae Couper 1994 ~ Andreas Laube

Vol. 3, No. 2
2003 Global Gecko Association
Soft cover, 44 pages, Color Photos

  • Gecko Hunting in New Caledonia ~ Gregory J.Watkins-Colwell
  • The Fringe-toed Velvet Gecko, Oedura filicipoda King, 1984: Some Notes on its Natural History and the First Recorded Details of its Captive Maintenance and Breeding ~ Robert Porter
  • GGA Book Review: Keeping and Breeding Leaf-tailed Geckos: The Genus  Uroplatus ~ John Rudge
  • Day Gecko and Tortoise Interactions on Aldabra Atoll ~ Justin Gerlach
  • Delightful Dwarfs: Diurnal Geckos of the Genus Lygodactylus ~ Beate Roll
  • The Species of the Genus Haemodracon Bauer, Good, Branch, 1997 (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from Socotra (Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean) ~ Herbert Rosler and Wolfgang Wranik
  • Selective Breeding of the Green Tree Gecko, Naultinus elegans elegans ~ Rod Rowlands

Vol. 4, No. 1
2004 Global Gecko Association
Soft cover, 48 pages, Color Photos

  • Field Observations of the Lizard Gonatodes annularis Boulenger, 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) in Venezuela ~ Gilson Rivas Fuenmayor and César R. Molina
  • Note on a Malagasy Shipment with Geckos Belonging to the Genus Paroedura ~ Günther Karim Daoues and Francis Girard
  • The Enigmatic Giant Bronze Gecko Ailuronyx trachygaster Part 2: Ecology ~ Justin Gerlach
  • Otocryptis wiegmanni (Reptilia: Agamidae): A Gecko Predator at Nilgala Fire Savannah, Sri Lanka ~ Anslem de Silva, Aaron M. Bauer, A. Drion, Alexandra Fabry, S. Goonawardena, Z. Hawke, and V. Vanneck
  • Field Observations of the Thick-toed Gecko Pachydactylus scherzi Mertens, 1954 Near Namibia's Skeleton Coast ~ Bruce C. Gates

  • Captive Maintenance and Breeding of Some Ground Dwelling Australian Geckos Part IV: Underwoodisaurus milii (Bory de Saint-Vincent, 1823) and Underwoodisaurus sphyrurus (Ogilby, 1892) ~ Andreas Laube and Robert Porter
  • Introducing Those Other Leaf-tails ~ John Rudge
  • Captive Maintenance and Reproduction of Pachydactylus tigrinus Van Dam, 1921 and Pachydactylus bicolor Hewitt, 1926 ~ Francis Girard
  • The Sri Lankan Day-Geckos of the Genus Cnemaspis ~ Nimal D. Rathnayake

Vol. 4, No. 2
2005 Global Gecko Association
Soft cover, 44 pages, Color Photos

  • Notes on Hemidactylus gracilis Blanford 1870, a Poorly Known Indian Gecko ~ Aaron M. Bauer, Varad Giri, Sameer Kehimkar and Ishan Agarwal
  • A Bark Gecko (Hemidactylus leschenaultii) Preying on a Wolf Snake (Lycodon striatus sinhaleyus) ~ Ruchira Somaweera
  • Bornean Geckos of the Genus Cyrtodactylus ~ Indraneil Das
  • An Overview of the Angular-toed Geckos of Pakistan (Squamata: Gekkonidae) ~ Muhammad Sharif Khan
  • Ailuronyx trachygaster—the Best View Yet! ~ Justin Gerlach
  • Some Aspects of the Knowledge of and Attitudes Towards Geckos ~ Anslem de Silva, Aaron M. Bauer, B.J.K. Perera, R.L. Jayaratne, M. Goonasekera, S. Goonawardena, Z. Hawke, V. Vanneck, and A. Drion
  • Reproduction in the Rough-snouted Gecko, Rhacodactylus trachyrhynchus trachycephalus (Boulenger, 1878) ~ Alan Myers
  • Note on the Leaf-tail Geckos of the Uroplatus ebenaui Group ~ Karim Daoues and Francis Girard
  • The Great Rock Gecko (Calodactylodes illingworthorum) of Sri Lanka ~ Nimal D. Rathnayake

Vol. 5, No. 1
2006 Global Gecko Association
Soft cover, 44 pages, Color Photos

  • Observations of the Thick-toed Gecko Pachydactylus scherzi Mertens, 1954 Near the Brandberg, Namibia ~ Bruce C. Gates
  • Husbandry and Reproduction of the Spiny Leaf-tailed Gecko (Uroplatus pietschmanni) at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden ~ Sean C. Foley
  • Observing Pachydactylus punctatus W. Peters, 1854, a Small Ground-Dwelling Gecko from Southern Africa, in its Natural Habitat and in Captivity ~ Francis Girard
  • Confirmation of Hemidactylus brookii Gray, 1845 from Borneo ~ Indraneil Das and Jeet Sukumaran
  • Notes on the Natural History and Geographic Distribution of Gonatodes petersi Donoso-Barros, 1967 (Sauria; Gekkonidae): An Endemic and Poorly Known Gecko of the Sierra de Perija, Venezuela ~ Fernando J. M. Rojas-Runjaic and Gilson A. Rivas Fuenmayor
  • Phelsuma berghofi Kruger, 1996-Biology, Husbandry and Propagation ~ Hans-Peter Berghof
  • Potential Pollination of Nonnative Coconut Palms, Cocos nucifera (Arecales: Arecaceae), by Nonnative Madagascar Giant Day Geckos, Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis (Sauria: Gekkonidae), in the Florida Keys ~ Kenneth L. Krysko and A. Nichole Hooper
  • Tyrosinase Activity in the Skin of Three Strains of Albino Gecko (Eublepharis macularius) ~ Tony Gamble, Jodi L. Aherns, and Virginia Card

Vol. 5, No. 2
2008 Global Gecko Association
Soft cover, 64 pages, Color Photos

  • Day Geckos of the Namib Desert: Rhoptropus afer Peters, 1869 and Rhoptropus bradfieldi Hewitt, 1935 ~ Bruce C. Gates
  • Tales of Tails ~ Yehudah L. Werner
  • Hoplodactylus rakiurae: New Zealand's Enigmatic Harlequin ~ Tony Jewell
  • The Feeding in Captivity of Two Small Australian Terrestrial Termite-eating Geckos: Rhynchoedura ornata Gunther, 1867 and Diplodactylus conspicillatus Lucas and Frost, 1897 ~ Francis Girard
  • A Possible Occurrence of Regional Integumentary Loss in Cnemaspis heteropholis from Southern India ~ Sayantan Biswas
  • Geckos of the Genera Tropiocolotes and Asaccus in the Zagros Mountains, Iran ~ Farhang Torki, Ahmad Gharzi, Farzaneh Nazari-Serenjeh, Soheila Javanmardi, Nasrin Heidari, Anahita Azizpourian, Soghra Mahdavi, and Mohammad Ali Mahdavi-Zarkhoni
  • Changes in the Distribution Ranges of the Sri Lankan Hemidactylus Species ~ Mendis Wickramasinghe and Ruchira Somaweera
  • An Endemic Gecko of Gujarat State, India: Hemidactylus porbandarensis Sharma, 1981 ~ Raju Vyas

Vol. 6, No. 1
2011 Global Gecko Association
Soft cover, 64 pages, Color Photos

  • The turquoise blue dwarf gecko (Lygodactylus williamsi) ~ Beate Roll
  • Inbreeding Depression and its Effects on Captive Uroplatus Populations ~ Andrew Tedder
  • Three Instances of “Backward” Swallowing of Gecko Prey by Snakes ~ Raju Vyas and Bhavesh Trivedi
  • Distribution, Lifestyle, and Behavioral Aspects of the Iranian Fat-Tailed Gecko, Eublepharis angramainyu Anderson and Leviton, 1966 ~ Farhang Torki
  • Some Observations of Cnemapis podihuna Deraniyagala, 1944 (Reptilla: Gekkonidae) in Sri Lanka ~ D.M.S.S. Karunarathna, A.A.T. Amarasinghe, U.T.I. Abeywardena, M.D.C. Asela, H.B. Jayaneththi, and P.L. Madurapperuma
  • A Very Pleasant Terrarium Gekko: Phelsuma guttata Kaudern, 1922 ~ Hans-Peter Berghof
  • On Three Cases of Cornea Ulceration on Nocturnal Geckonids and on the Possible Negative Effects of UVB Bulbs ~ Herve Saint Dizier and Dr. Caroline Veret
  • Field Notes and Reproduction in the Genus Colopus ~ Jon Boone
  • Day Geckos of Damaraland: Rhoptropus barnardi Hewitt, 1926, Rhoptropus boultoni Schmidt, 1933, and Rhoptropus diporus Haacke, 1965 ~ Bruce C. Gates
  • Mihintale Sanctuary: A Hotspot for the Endangered Dwarf Day Gecko Cnemaspis podihuna ~ D.K. Hettiarachchi, S.M. Wellappuliarachchi, Anslem de Silva, M.M. Goonasekera, Aaron M. Bauer, and John Rudge

Vol. 6, No. 2
2012 Global Gecko Association
Soft cover, 32 pages, Color Photos

  • Record of Geckoella deccanensis (Guenher 1864) (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Dang, Gujarat State, India ~ Raju Vyas and Viral Prajapati
  • Keeping and Breeding Uroplatus guenthen (Mocquard 1908) ~ Hervé Saint Dizier
  • Observations on Keeping and Breeding the Mangrove Semaphore Gecko, Pristurus obsti (Rösler and Wranik 1999) ~ Herbert Rösler and Wolfgang Wranik
  • Note on Reproduction of the Tree Gecko, Hemiphyllodactylus typus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from the Hawaiian Islands ~ Stephen R. Goldberg
  • Captive Care and Breeding of the Tanzania Diamond Gecko, Hemidactylus tanganicus (Loveridge 1929) ~ Hervé Saint Dizier
  • Note on Reproduction of the Texas Banded Gecko, Colenyx brevis (Squamata: Gekkonidae) ~ Stephen R Goldberg

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