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Geckolepis typica GRANDIDIER, 1867

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Grandidier's Gecko
G: Schuppengecko 
SynonymGeckolepis typicus GRANDIDIER 1867: 233
Geckolepis typica — BOULENGER 1885: 192
Geckolepis typica var. anomala MOCQUARD 1909
Geckolepis anomala — MOCQUARD 1909: 18
Geckolepis typica var. modesta METHUEN & HEWITT 1913: 186
Geckolepis typica modesta — ANGEL 1942
Geckolepis typica — ANGEL 1942: 43
Geckolepis anomala — ANGEL 1942: 42
Geckolepis petiti ANGEL 1942: 42
Geckolepis petiti — WERMUTH 1965: 31
Geckolepis anomala — WERMUTH 1965: 30
Geckolepis modesta — KLUGE 1991: 8
Geckolepis anomala — KLUGE 1993
Geckolepis petiti — KLUGE 1993
Geckolepis petiti — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 275
Geckolepis typica — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 275
Geckolepis anomala — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 275
Geckolepis typica modesta — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 275
Geckolepis petiti — RÖSLER 2000: 79
Geckolepis typica modesta — RÖSLER 2000: 80
Geckolepis anomala — RÖSLER 2000: 79
Geckolepis typica — RÖSLER 2000: 79
Geckolepis cf. typica — D’CRUZE et al. 2009
Geckolepis cf. petiti — D’CRUZE et al. 2009 
DistributionMadagascar, Saint Marie, Ile aux Prunes

Type locality: Sainte Marie, Madagascar.

anomala: Type locality: Androy Nord, Madagascar.

petiti: Type locality: Andranovaho, Mahafaly Province, Madagascar.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: MNHN 1994.1748 (designation by KÖHLER et al. 2009); paralectotypes: MNHN 1454, 8119, 1994.1749 (formerly 1454a and 1454b).
Types: TM 4054–5, 4146 [modesta] 
Commentpetiti: Length up to 7 cm.

Synonymy: KÖHLER et al. 2009 synonymized anomala and modesta with typica.

Type species: Geckolepis typicus GRANDIDIER 1867 is the type species of the genus Geckolepis GRANDIDIER 1867.

Diversity: LEMME et al. (2013) described other Confirmed Candidate Species, based on genetic differences, which exhibit only little morphological diversity.

Behavior: nocturnal 
References
  • Angel, F. 1942. Les Lézards de Madagascar. Mem. Acad. Malagache, Tananarive XXXVI: 193 pp.
  • Bauer, A.M.;Russell, A.P.;Shadwick, R.E. 1993. Skin mechanics and morphology of 2 species of Pachydactylus (Reptilia, gekkonidae). South African J Zoology 28 (4): 192-197 - 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
  • Gardner, Charlie J.; Xavier Vincke, Louise D. Jasper 2015. Additions to the urban herpetofauna of Toliara, southwest Madagascar Herpetology Notes 8: 47-49 - 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
  • 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
  • Mashinini, P. L. and Mahlangu, L. M. 2013. An annotated catalogue of the types of gekkonid lizards (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) in the Herpetology collection of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History, South Africa. Annals of the Ditsong National Museum of Natural History 3: 165-181
  • Meier, H. 1980. Geckolepis, eine besondere Gecko-Gattung Madagaskars. Herpetofauna 2 (5): 11-14 - get paper here
  • Methuen, P. A. & J. Hewitt 1913. On a collection of reptiles from Madagascar made during the year 1911. Ann. Transvaal Mus. 3 (4): 183-193. - get paper here
  • Mezzasalma, M., F. Andreone, F. Glaw, G. Odierna, A. Petraccioli & F. M. Guarino 2018. Chromosome aneupolyploidy in an endemic Malagasy gecko (Gekkonidae: Geckolepis) Salamandra 54 (1): 56-62 - get paper here
  • Mocquard, F. 1902. Sur une collection de reptiles et de batraciens recueillis par M. Alluaud dans le sud de Madagascar. Bulletin de la Sociéte Philomathique de Paris, 4:5—21 - get paper here
  • Mocquard, François 1909. Synopsis des familles, genres et espèces des reptiles écailleux et des batraciens de Madagascar. Nouvelles Archives du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (Paris), 5e Ser., 1: 1-108. - 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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