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Matoatoa spannringi NUSSBAUM, RAXWORTHY & PRONK, 1998

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymMatoatoa spannringi NUSSBAUM, RAXWORTHY & PRONK 1998
Matoatoa spannringi — RÖSLER 2000: 95
Matoatoa spannringi — HEINICKE et al. 2014 
DistributionSE Madagascar

Type locality: between Ambohimanana and Fiadanana, 690 m elevation , Ikongo Fivondronana, Fianarantsoa Province (21° 28.61’S, 47°33..83’ E).  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 218371, male 
CommentSVL up to 58 mm.

Matoatoa sp. have adhesive tail pads and NUSSBAUM et al. discuss such pads in other species of geckos. 
EtymologyNamed after the collector, Jürgen Spannring. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Funnell, Sheila; Megan Shrum, Emahalala Ellis and Franco Andreone. 2012. A new record of the phantom gecko Matoatoa spannringi from Sainte Luce, SE Madagascar augments the species’ known range. Herpetology Notes 6: 151-153 - get paper here
  • Heinicke, Matthew P.; Juan D. Daza, Eli Greenbaum, Todd R. Jackman & Aaron M. Bauer 2014. Phylogeny, taxonomy and biogeography of a circum-Indian Ocean clade of leaf-toed geckos (Reptilia: Gekkota), with a description of two new genera. Systematics and Biodiversity 12 (1): 23-42, DOI:10.1080/14772000.2013.877999 - get paper here
  • Nussbaum R.A., RAXWORTHY C.J. & PRONK,O. 1998. The ghost geckos of Madagascar: a further revision of the Malagasy leaf-toed geckos (Reptilia, Squamata, Gekkonidae). Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan 186: 1-26 - 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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