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Lygodactylus bivittis (PETERS, 1883)

IUCN Red List - Lygodactylus bivittis - Vulnerable, VU

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesTiny Scaled Gecko 
SynonymScalabotes bivittis PETERS 1883: 28
Scalabotes hildebrandti PETERS 1883: 28
Microscalabotes cowanii BOULENGER 1883: 175
Microscalabotes cowanii — BOULENGER 1885: 158
Lygodactylus bivittis — BOULENGER 1885: 159
Lygodactylus hildebrandti — BOULENGER 1885: 159
Microscalabotes cowani — BARBOUR 1918: 481
Microscalabotes bivittis — KLUGE 1993
Microscalabotes bivittis — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 286
Microscalabotes bivittis — RÖSLER 1995: 132
Lygodactylus bivittis — RÖLL et al. 2010 

Type locality: “Centrum ...Madagascar”.
Type locality: “Centrum ...Madagascar” [Scalabotes hildebrandti PETERS 1883] Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: ZMB 10451
Holotype: ZMB 10452 [Scalabotes hildebrandti PETERS 1883] 
CommentA phylogenetic analysis by RÖLL et al. (2010) showed that Microscalabotes is nested within Lygodactylus and thus needs to be synonymized.

Karyotype: see Mezzasalma et al. 2016. 
Etymologynot given in original description. 
  • Barbour, Thomas 1918. Vertebrata from Madagascar. 2. Amphibia and Reptilia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 61 (14): 479-489. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1883. Description of a new genus of geckos. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 11:174-176. - 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
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Krüger, Jens 1999. Neue Erkenntnisse zur Faunistik einiger Reptilien Madagaskars. Salamandra 35 (2): 65-76 - get paper here
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1883. Neue Geckonen, darunter drei Arten von Scalabotes, aus der Sammlung des in Madagascar verstorbenen Reisenden J. M. Hildebrandt. Sitzungsber. Ges. naturf. Freunde Berlin 1883 (2): 27-29 - get paper here
  • PUENTE, MARTA; FRANK GLAW, DAVID R. VIEITES & MIGUEL VENCES 2009. Review of the systematics, morphology and distribution of Malagasy dwarf geckos, genera Lygodactylus and Microscalabotes (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 2103: 1-76 - get paper here
  • Röll, B. 2013. Tagaktive Zwerggeckos der Gattung Lygodactylus - Lebensweise - Haltung - Nachzucht. Natur und Tier Verlag, 118 pp. - get paper here
  • Röll, Beate; Heike Pröhl, Klaus-Peter Hoffmann 2010. Multigene phylogenetic analysis of Lygodactylus dwarf geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56 (1): 327-335 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Schönecker, P. & Böhle, A. 2004. Die Geckogattungen Madagaskars. Draco 5 (19): 56-67 - get paper here
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