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

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
DistributionSC Madagascar (Fianarantsoa)

Type locality: Anja reserve near Ambalavao, 21° 51′ 3.40′′ S, 46° 50′ 34.10′′ E, 953 m elevation, Haute Matsiatra Region, Fianarantsoa province, southern central Madagascar.  
TypesHolotype: ZSM 1611/2010 (ZCMV 13001), adult male with everted hemipenes, collected on 9th December 2009 by Angelica Crottini, D. James Harris, Iker A. Irisarri, Alexandra Lima, Solohery Rasamison and Emile Rajeriarison.
Paratypes ZSM 1612/2010 (ZCMV 13002), adult male with everted hemipenes, ZSM 1613/2010 (ZCMV 13003), adult female, and UADBA uncatalogued (ZCMV 13057), unsexed juvenile, all collected at the same locality and dates as the holotype; ZSM 1610/2010 (ZCMV 12794), adult male with everted hemipenis, and UADBA R71044 (ZCMV 12793), collected on a dispersed granitic rock, 600 m east of the Anja reserve at 21° 51′ 03.0′′ S, 46° 50′ 02.0′′ E, 1010 m a.s.l., Haute Matsiatra Region, Fianarantsoa province, southern central Madagascar, on 8th December 2010 by Aurélien Miralles and Fanomezana M. Ratsoavina; UADBA R71043 (ZCMV 12792) collected in the Anja reserve, at 21° 51′ 07′′ S, 46° 50′ 38′′ E, approx 950 m a.s.l., 8th December 2010 by Aurélien Miralles and Fanomezana M. Ratsoavina. 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyD. J. Harris dedicates this new species in honour of Dr. Felicity O’Malley. The specific name is thus a matronym. 
  • 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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