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Geckolepis polylepis BOETTGER, 1893

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesMany-scaled Gecko 
SynonymGeckolepis polylepis BOETTGER 1893: 35
Geckolepis polylepis — ANGEL 1942: 45
Geckolepis polylepis — WERMUTH 1965: 31
Geckolepis polylepis — KLUGE 1993
Geckolepis polylepis — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 277
Geckolepis polylepis — RÖSLER 2000: 79 
DistributionW Madagascar (Nosy Boraha = Nosy Sainte Marie)

Type locality: Mojanga [= Mahajanga], West Madagascar. Map legend:
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TypesLectotype: SMF 9217 (designated by Mertens, 1967) 
CommentBehavior: nocturnal 
  • Angel, F. 1942. Les Lézards de Madagascar. Mem. Acad. Malagache, Tananarive XXXVI: 193 pp.
  • Boettger, Oskar 1893. Katalog der Reptilien-Sammlung im Museum der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Frankfurt am Main. I. Teil (Rhynchocephalen, Schildkröten, Krokodile, Eidechsen, Chamäleons). Gebrüder Knauer, Frankfurt a. M., x + 140 pp. - 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)
  • Köhler, Gunther; Hans-Helmut Diethert, Ronald A. Nussbaum, and Christopher J. Raxworthy 2009. A REVISION OF THE FISH SCALE GECKOS, GENUS GECKOLEPIS GRANDIDIER (SQUAMATA, GEKKONIDAE) FROM MADAGASCAR AND THE COMOROS. Herpetologica 65 (4): 419-435 - get paper here
  • Lemme, Inga; Martina Erbacher, Nathalie Kaffenberger, Miguel Vences & Jörn Köhler 2013. Molecules and morphology suggest cryptic species diversity and an overall complex taxonomy of fish scale geckos, genus Geckolepis. Org Divers Evol 13:87-95
  • Mertens, R. 1967. Die herpetologische Sektion des Natur-Museums und Forschungs-Institutes Senckenberg in Frankfurt am Main nebst einem Verzeichnis ihrer Typen. Senckenbergiana Biologica 48: 1-106 - 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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