Forest Gecko (Mokopirirakau granulatus).
This species has also undergone recent taxonomic division after genetic analysis revealed cryptic species. There are now two putative species in the North Island; M. granulatus and M. "Southern North Island". At present these species' distributions are ill-defined, and their similar appearance makes distinguishing them in the field challenging. Further difficulty with defining the species could occur due to hybrids in the wild and within captivity. It is one of the most common species in captivity due to being one of the last gecko species to receive protected status, as well as due to it remarkable variation in pattern and colour.