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Lygodactylus decaryi ANGEL, 1930

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesAngel's Dwarf Gecko 
SynonymLygodactylus decaryi ANGEL 1930
Lygodactylus decaryi — KLUGE 1993
Lygodactylus decaryi — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 282
Lygodactylus (Lygodactylus) decaryi — RÖSLER 2000: 92
Lygodactylus decaryi —RÖLL et al. 2010 
DistributionS Madagascar (SE/Massif de l'Angavo)

Type locality: Massif Angavo, 400 m elevation, Province Fort Dauphin, S Madagascar. 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 1930.271 
CommentHabitat. According to Angel (1930) the holotype was found in a subdesertic region, at an elevation of 400 m above see level, in arid savannah. The specimen was collected under tree bark. 
Etymologydedicated to the collector, Raymond Decary: “Matériaux de la Mission R. Decary, en 1926.” 
References
  • Angel, F. 1930. Sur un lézard nouveau de Madagascar, appartenant au genre Lygodactylus. (Matériaux de la mission R. Decary, en 1926). Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France, 55: 253—255.
  • 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
  • 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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