Blaesodactylus victori INEICH, GLAW & VENCES, 2016
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Blaesodactylus victori?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Victor’s Madagascar Velvet gecko|
French: Gecko malgache velouté de Victor
|Synonym||Blaesodactylus victori INEICH, GLAW & VENCES 2016|
|Distribution||NW Madagascar (Mahajanga)|
Type locality: Namoroka National Park, Mahajanga Province, northwestern Madagascar (16°28’7”S, 45°20’56”E, ca. 130 m above sea level),
|Types||Holotype. MNHN-RA 2013.1038 (field number 1839 I), adult female (Fig. 2); collected by I. Ineich, on 10 September 2012 at night (21h00); Paratypes: None.|
|Comment||Known only from the holotype.|
Abundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017).
|Etymology||The specific epithet is a patronym honoring the memory of Ivan Ineich’s son Victor Ineich (10 November 1989–30 January 2013). Victor died tragically when 23 years old in an avalanche while climbing with his friend Camille Duhé in the French Alps (Massif du Taillefer, village of Chantelouve, Parc National des Écrins) in the course of his training to be a mountain guide. He spent several weeks in Madagascar in the area of Mahajanga (14 February to 10 March 2011) and had great times in the country. The name is a masculine substantive formed in the genitive case.|
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