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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. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1946.8.26.5 (and possibly additional specimens). 
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,<br />DANIEL RAKOTONDRAVONY, OLGA R. RAMILIJAONA, MIGUEL VENCES,<br />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
  • 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, 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
  • 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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