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Lygodactylus blancae PASTEUR, 1995

IUCN Red List - Lygodactylus blancae - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymLygodactylus (Lygodactylus) blancae PASTEUR 1995
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) blancae — RÖSLER 2000: 92
Lygodactylus blancae —RÖLL et al. 2010 

Type locality: Ampefy, 1 km NW Lac Itasy, NW of Ankaratra, 1400 m elevation  
TypesHolotype: MNHN 1990.39 
CommentHabitat. According to Pasteur (1995) this species was found living in small trees near the lake.

Karyotype: see Mezzasalma et al. 2016. 
Etymologydedicated to Françoise Blanc. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Krüger, Jens 2001. Die madagassischen Gekkoniden. Teil II: Die Geckos der Gattung Lygodactylus GRAY 1864 (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Gekkota 3: 3-28
  • Mezzasalma M., Andreone F., Aprea G., Glaw F., Odierna G., Guarino F. M. 2016. Molecular phylogeny, biogeography and chromosome evolution of Malagasy dwarf geckos of the genus Lygodactylus (Squamata, Gekkonidae). Zoologica Scripta 46: 42–54, DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12188 - get paper here
  • Pasteur G 1995. Biodiversite et reptiles: diagnoses de sept nouvelles especes fossiles et actuelles du genre de lezards Lygodactylus (Sauria, Gekkonidae). [includes L. succinarius, an extinct species]. DUMERILIA 2, Novembre 1995: 1-21
  • 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
  • Rakotondrazafy, Andry Malalan’Ny Aina and Miguel Vences. 2011. New distribution record of Lygodactylus blancae, a poorly known dwarf gecko from Madagascar. Herpetology Notes 4: 409-412 - get paper here
  • Randrianantoandro, Christian and Tokiniaina Hobinjatovo. 2011. New observations of Blanc’s dwarf gecko (Lygodactylus blancae Pasteur, 1995) from the central highlands of Madagascar. Herpetology Notes 4: 233-237. - 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, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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