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Blaesodactylus ambonihazo BAUER, GLAW, GEHRING & VENCES, 2011

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymBlaesodactylus ambonihazo BAUER, GLAW, GEHRING & VENCES 2011
Blaesodactylus ambonihazo — INEICH et al. 2016 
DistributionNW Madagascar (Mahajanga)

Type locality: Ankarafantsika National Park (Ampijoroa), Mahajanga Province, northwestern Madagascar (16°18’S, 46°49’E, 173 m above sea level), Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: ZSM 469/2001 (field number MV 2001-340), adult male (Fig. 2A); collected by M. Vences, D. Vieites, G. García, V. Raherisoa, and A. Rasoamamonjinirina, on 26 February 2001.
Paratypes. ZSM 470/2001 (field number MV 2001-341), subadult/adult male, ZSM 471/2001 (field number MV 2001-345), adult female; both with same data as holotype; ZFMK 51141, collected by F. W. Henkel and J. Sameit in 1988-1989; ZFMK 52290, collected by F. W. Henkel and W. Schmidt without precise collecting date; ZFMK 55257, collected by F. W. Henkel, without precise collecting date, three adult specimens from Ankarafan- tsika, Mahajanga Province, northwestern Madagascar, probably all females. 
EtymologyThe species name is composed of the two Malagasy words hazo (tree) and ambony (on) and refers to the tree-dwelling habits of the new species (the terminal "y" of ambony is replaced by "i" as typical in Malagasy composite words). The species name is used as noun in apposition. 
  • BAUER, AARON M.; FRANK GLAW, PHILIP-SEBASTIAN GEHRING & MIGUEL VENCES 2011. New species of Blaesodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Ankarafantsika National Park in north-western Madagascar. Zootaxa 2942: 57–68 - get paper here
  • INEICH, IVAN; FRANK GLAW, MIGUEL VENCES 2016. A new species of Blaesodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Tsingy limestone outcrops in Namoroka National Park, north-western Madagascar. Zootaxa 4109 (5): 523–541
  • Kwet, Axel 2012. Liste der im Jahr 2011 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2012 (3): 46-57 - get paper here
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