Lygodactylus roavolana PUENTE, GLAW, VIEITES & VENCES, 2009
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lygodactylus roavolana?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Lygodactylus roavolana PUENTE, GLAW, VIEITES & VENCES 2009|
Lygodactylus roavolana — RÖLL et al. 2010
Type locality: Manantantely (approximately 46°55'E, 24°59'S, close to sea level), southeastern Madagascar.
|Types||Holotype: ZSM 5115/2005 (field number FGZC 2324), adult male, collected on 3 February 2005 by P. Bora, F. Glaw & M. Vences. No paratypes.|
|Comment||Habitat and distribution: The holotype was collected in the late afternoon, active on a tree trunk in disturbed low-altitude rainforest, ca. 1 m above the ground. This species has apparently not been detected during previous surveys in the nearby Andohahela reserve (Andreone & Randriamahazo 1997, Nussbaum et al. 1999). However, the species has more recently been recorded from this reserve (Theisinger 2008).|
|Etymology||The name “roavolana” refers to the Malagasy words roa meaning “two” and volana meaning “moon”, and refers to the two extremely conspicuous ocellae of the new species. The name is used as a noun in apposition.|