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Lygodactylus guibei PASTEUR, 1965

IUCN Red List - Lygodactylus guibei - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesWestem Dwarf Gecko 
SynonymLygodactylus (Domerguella) guibei PASTEUR 1965
Lygodactylus guibei — KLUGE 1993
Lygodactylus guibei — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 285
Lygodactylus (Domerguella) guibei — RÖSLER 2000: 93
Lygodactylus guibei — RÖLL et al. 2010 
DistributionW Madagascar

Type locality: Andasibe (Périnet), E Madagascar  
TypesHolotype: MNHN A.60 
CommentPASTEUR’s paper was published only in 1965 although the journal was labeled “1964”.

Habitat. According to Pasteur (1964) L. guibei is arboreal. We found this species in rainforest in trees at ca. 1–3 m from the ground during the day; in each tree, only one adult male was found together with several females and juveniles (M. Puente et al. 2009).

Karyotype: see Mezzasalma et al. 2016. 
EtymologyNamed after Jean M. R. Guibé, French herpetologist (1910-1999). 
  • 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 1999. Neue Erkenntnisse zur Faunistik einiger Reptilien Madagaskars. Salamandra 35 (2): 65-76 - 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. 1965. Notes préliminaires sur les lygodactyles (gekkonidés). IV. Diagnoses de quelques formes africaines et malgaches. Bulletin du Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, 36:311-314 [1964]
  • 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
  • Wolf, S. 2004. Reise in den Osten Madagaskars. Draco 5 (19): 22-29 - get paper here
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