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Blaesodactylus ambonihazo BAUER, GLAW, GEHRING & VENCES, 2011

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
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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Reproduction 
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. 
Comment 
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. 
References
  • 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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