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Lygodactylus madagascariensis (BOETTGER, 1881)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesLygodactylus madagascariensis madagascariensis BOETTGER 1881
Lygodactylus madagascariensis petteri PASTEUR & BLANC 1967 
Common NamesMadagascar Dwarf Gecko 
SynonymScalabotes madagascariensis BOETTGER 1881: 360
Lygodactylus madagascariensis — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 285
Lygodactylus madagascariensis — RÖLL et al. 2010

Lygodactylus madagascariensis madagascariensis BOETTGER 1881
Lygodactylus madagascariensis — BOULENGER 1885: 158
Lygodactylus (Domerguella) madagascariensis — PASTEUR 1964
Lygodactylus (Domerguella) madagascariensis madagascariensis — RÖSLER 2000: 93

Lygodactylus madagascariensis petteri PASTEUR & BLANC 1967
Lygodactylus madagascariensis petteri PASTEUR & BLANC 1967
Lygodactylus (Domerguella) madagascariensis petteri — RÖSLER 2000: 93 
DistributionMadagascar, Nossi Be = Nosy Bé, Nosy Komba

Type locality: Nosy Bé.
Type locality: Montagne d’Ambre, in der Nähe der Grotte des Roussettes, N Madagascar (fide KRÜGER 2001) [petteri]  
TypesLectotype: SMF 8937
Holotype: MNHN 1990.4 [petteri] 
EtymologyFrom its general provenance, Madagascar.

petteri: L. m. petteri has been dedicated to Jean-Jacques Petter. 
  • Boettger, O. 1881. Diagnoses reptilium et batrachiorum novorum ab ill. Antonio Stumpff in insula Nossi-Bé Madagascariensi lectorum. Zool. Anz. 4 (87): 358-362 - 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
  • D’Cruze, N.; Köhler, J.; Franzen, M & Glaw, F. 2008. A conservation assessment of the amphibians and reptiles of the Forêt d’Ambre Special Reserve, north Madagascar. MADAGASCAR CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT 3 (1): 44-54
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Hyde Roberts, S. & C. Daly 2014. A rapid herpetofaunal assessment of Nosy Komba Island, northwestern Madagascar, with new locality records for seventeen species. Salamandra 50 (1): 18-26 - get paper here
  • 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
  • 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]
  • Pasteur, G., and C. P. Blanc. 1967. Les lézards du sous—genre malgache de lygodactyles Domerguella (gekkonidés). Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France, 92:583—597.
  • 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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