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Lygodactylus blanci PASTEUR, 1967

IUCN Red List - Lygodactylus blanci - Vulnerable, VU

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesBlanc's Dwarf Gecko 
SynonymLygodactylus blanci PASTEUR 1967
Lygodactylus blanci — KLUGE 1993
Lygodactylus blanci — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 284
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) blanci — RÖSLER 2000: 92
Lygodactylus blanci —RÖLL et al. 2010 
DistributionC Madagascar

Type locality: Mont Ibity, 25 km SE Antsirabé, C Madagascar, elevation 2000-2100 m.  
TypesHolotype: MNHN 1966.1003 
CommentHabitat: L. blanci was only found on the summital area itself, in an area characterized by large rocks, very little vegetation, and a quartzitic sand substrate.

Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
Etymologydedicated to Charles P. Blanc. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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 2001. Die madagassischen Gekkoniden. Teil II: Die Geckos der Gattung Lygodactylus GRAY 1864 (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Gekkota 3: 3-28
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Pasteur, G. 1967. Note préliminaire sur les geckos du genre Lygodactylus rapportés par Charles Blanc du Mont Ibity (Madagascar). Bulletin du Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, 39:439—443.
  • 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, 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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