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Paragehyra austini Crottini, Harris, Miralles, Glaw, Jenkins, Randrianantoandro, Bauer & Vences, 2014

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
DistributionMadagascar (Andohahela National Park: western slopes of the Andohahela massif)

Type locality: Grotte Ampasy (Andohahela National Park), 24° 32.663′ S; 46° 41.249′ E; 796 m elevation, western slope of the Andohahela massif, Tolagnaro (Fort Dauphin) Fivondronana, Toliara province, SE Madagascar  
TypesHolotype ZSM 339/2005 (FGZC 2366), adult male with everted hemipenes and open ventral portion of the right forelimb, collected on 26th January 2005 by Parfait Bora, Frank Glaw and Miguel Vences.
Paratypes ZSM 338/2005 (FGZC 2355), young female or unsexed subadult in good condition and with open ventral portion of the right hindlimb; ZSM 340/2005 (FGZC 2367), adult male with everted hemipenis and with autotomised tail (tail preserved with the specimen); UADBA uncatalogued (FGZC 2365), juvenile; UADBA uncatalogued (FGZC 2368), adult male; all collected at the same locality and dates as the holotype. 
CommentHabitat: walls of a cave

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyThe name “austini” is a personal noun in the genitive case. D. J. Harris dedicates this new species in honour of Mr. Austin O’Malley. 
  • Crottini, Angelica; D. James Harris, Aurélien Miralles, Frank Glaw, Richard K. B. Jenkins, J. Christian Randrianantoandro, Aaron M. Bauer and Miguel Vences 2014. Morphology and Molecules reveal Two New Species of the poorly studied Gecko Genus Paragehyra (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Madagascar. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 15:175–198; DOI 10.1007/s13127-014-0191-5 - get paper here
  • Kwet, Axel 2015. Liste der im Jahr 2014 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2015 (3): 50-64 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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