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Blaesodactylus sakalava (GRANDIDIER, 1867)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymHemidactylus sakalava GRANDIDIER 1867: 233
Hemidactylus sakalava — BOULENGER 1885: 113
Homopholis heterolepis BOULENGER 1896: 447
Homopholis heterolepis — ANDERSSON 1910: 7
? Blaesodactylus boivini — WERMUTH 1965: 10
Homopholis sakalava — KLUGE 1993
Homopholis sakalava — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 274
Blaesodactylus sakalava — KLUGE & NUSSBAUM 1995
Homopholis sakalava — RÖSLER 1995: 128
Blaesodactylus sakalava — RÖSLER 2000: 61
Blaesodactylus sakalava — SCHLÜTER 2013: 27
Blaesodactylus sakalava — INEICH et al. 2016 
DistributionSW/W Madagascar

Type locality: Tulear, Madagascar.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.26.5 (and possibly additional specimens). 
Diagnosis 
CommentDistribution: for a map see BAUER et al. 2011.

Type species: Hemidactylus sakalava GRANDIDIER 1867: 233 is the type species of the genus Blaesodactylus BOETTGER 1893: 32. 
EtymologyNamed after the Sakalava, a traditional name for an indigenous group of people living in the western parts of Madagascar. 
References
  • Andersson, Lars Gabriel 1910. Reptiles and batrachians from the north-west of Madagascar collected by V. Kaudern, 1906-1907. Arkiv för Zoologi 7 (7): 1-15.
  • 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
  • BORA, PARFAIT; J. CHRISTIAN RANDRIANANTOANDRO, ROMA RANDRIANAVELONA, ELISOA F. HANTALALAINA, RAPHALI R. ANDRIANTSIMANARILAFY, DANIEL RAKOTONDRAVONY, OLGA R. RAMILIJAONA, MIGUEL VENCES, RICHARD K. B. JENKINS, FRANK GLAW, AND JÖRN KÖHLER 2009. AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF THE TSINGY DE BEMARAHA PLATEAU, WESTERN MADAGASCAR: CHECKLIST, BIOGEOGRAPHY AND CONSERVATION. Herp. Cons. Biol. 5 (1):111-125.
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1896. Descriptions of new lizards from Madagascar. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 17: 444-449 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Cocca, W., G. M. Rosa, F. Andreone, G. Aprea, P. E. Bergò, F. Mattioli, V. Mercurio, J. E. Randrianirina, D. Rosado, M. Vences & A. Crottini 2018. The herpetofauna (Amphibia, Crocodylia, Squamata, Testudines) of the Isalo Massif, Southwest Madagascar: combining morphological, molecular and museum data. Salamandra 54 (3): 178-200 plus Supplementary Material - get paper here
  • D'Cruze, Neil; Annette Olsonn, David Henson, Sunil Kumar, and David Emmett. 2009. The Amphibians and Reptiles of the Lower Onilahy River Valley, a Temporary Protected Area in Southwest Madagascar. Herp. Cons. Biol. 4: 62-79 - get paper here
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Grandidier, A. 1867. Liste des reptiles nouveaux découverts, en 1866, sur la côte sud-ouest de Madagascar. Revue et Magazine de Zoologie (Paris), Sér. 2, 19: 232-234
  • Ineich, I.; 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
  • Kluge,A.G. & Nussbaum,R.A. 1995. A review of African-Madagascan gekkonid lizard phylogeny and biogeography (Squamata). Misc. Pub. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan 183: 1-20 - get paper here
  • Krüger, Jens 1997. Die madagassischen Gekkoniden. I. Die Gattung Homopholis. Jahrb. Terrarianer, Krenglbach 4: 39-44
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Schlüter, Uwe 2013. Madagaskarleguane - Lebensweise, Pflege und Fortpflanzung. KUS-Verlag, 88 pp. - get paper here
  • Schönecker, P. & Böhle, A. 2004. Die Geckogattungen Madagaskars. Draco 5 (19): 56-67 - get paper here
 
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