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Ebenavia maintimainty NUSSBAUM & RAXWORTHY, 1998

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymEbenavia maintimainty NUSSBAUM & RAXWORTHY 1998
Ebenavia maintimainty — RÖSLER 2000: 78 
DistributionMadagascar

Type locality: east side of Lac Tsimanampetsotsa within Tsimanampetsotsa Strict Nature Reserve, 24° 05' S, 43°45' E, 20 m elevation, Betioky Fivondronana, Toliara (Tulear) Province, Madagascar.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 211207 (RAN 51002), mature female 
Diagnosis 
CommentLength up to 8 cm. 
EtymologyThe specific name "maintimainty" is Malagasy for "dark"or "nearly black", and is used as a noun in apposition referring to "the dark one". 
References
  • Gardner CJ, Raxworthy CJ, Metcalfe K, Raselimanana AP, Smith RJ, Davies ZG 2015. Comparing Methods for Prioritising Protected Areas for Investment: A Case Study Using Madagascar’s Dry Forest Reptiles. PLoS One 10 (7): e0132803, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0132803 - get paper here
  • Nussbaum, Ronald A. and Christopher J. Raxworthy 1998. Revision of tyhe genus Ebenavia Boettger (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae). Herpetologica 54 (1): 18-34. - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
 
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