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Paroedura gracilis (BOULENGER, 1896)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesGraceful Madagascar Ground Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus gracilis BOULENGER 1896: 445
Phyllodactylus gracilis — MOCQUARD 1909: 14
Phyllodactylus gracilis — ANGEL 1942: 52
Phyllodactylus gracilis — GUIBÉ 1956: 248
Paroedura gracilis — KLUGE 1993
Paroedura gracilis — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 269
Paroedura cf. gracilis — RÖSLER 1995: 139
Paroedura gracilis — RÖSLER 2000: 101
Paroedura aff. gracilis — GEHRING & KUBIK 2005 
DistributionE/S Madagascar

Type locality: Madagascar Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesType: BMNH 1947.3.6.71 (and possibly additional specimens). 
CommentSVL max. 62 mm, tail max. 56 mm. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “gracilis”, meaning small or lanky, or gracile. 
References
  • Andreone F., Randrianirina J., Jenkins P.D. & Aprea G. 2000. Species diversity of Amphibia, Reptilia and Lipotyphla (Mammalia) at Ambolokopatrika, a rainforest between the Anjanaharibe-Sud and Marojejy massifs, NE Madagascar. Biodiversity and Conservation 9: 1587–1622
  • Angel, F. 1942. Les Lézards de Madagascar. Mem. Acad. Malagache, Tananarive XXXVI: 193 pp.
  • Aprea, Gennaro; Franco Andreone, Domenico Fulgione, Agnese Petraccioli, and Gaetano Odierna 2013. Chromosomal Rearrangements Occurred Repeatedly and Independently during Species Diversification in Malagasy Geckos, Genus Paroedura. African Zoology Apr 2013, Vol. 48, No. 1: 96-108. - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1896. Descriptions of new lizards from Madagascar. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 17: 444-449 - 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
  • Gehring, P.-S., F. M. Ratsoavina & M. Vences 2010. Filling the gaps – amphibian and reptile records from lowland rainforests in eastern Madagascar. Salamandra 46 (4): 214-234 - get paper here
  • Gehring, P.S. & Kubik, A.L. 2005. Herpetologische Beobachtungen aus Madagaskar. Elaphe 13 (3): 60-66
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • Glaw,F.; Schmidt, K. & Vences,M. 2003. Nachtgeckos aus Madagaskar. DATZ 56 (9): 6-11
  • Guibé,J. 1956. Revision des espèces du genre Phyllodactylus Gray. Mem. Inst. Sci. Madagascar ser. A., 10: 245-250
  • Jackman,Todd R.; Aaron M. Bauer, Eli Greenbaum, Frank Glaw and Miguel Vences 2008. Molecular phylogenetic relationships among species of the Malagasy-Comoran gecko genus Paroedura (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46 (1): 74-81 - get paper here
  • Krüger, Jens 1999. Neue Erkenntnisse zur Faunistik einiger Reptilien Madagaskars. Salamandra 35 (2): 65-76 - get paper here
  • Liebel, K.; Meyer, M. & Schmidt, W. 2004. Die Madagassischen Großkopfgeckos (Paroedura). Draco 5 (18): 28-39 - get paper here
  • Mocquard, François 1909. Synopsis des familles, genres et espèces des reptiles écailleux et des batraciens de Madagascar. Nouvelles Archives du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (Paris), 5e Ser., 1: 1-108. - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Schönecker, P. 2017. Die madagassischen Großkopfgeckos der Gattung Paroedura Reptilia (Münster) 22 (125): 1423
  • Schönecker, P. & Böhle, A. 2004. Die Geckogattungen Madagaskars. Draco 5 (19): 56-67 - get paper here
  • Zimmermann, H. 2001. Das erste “deutsche” Naturschutzgebiet in Madagaskar, der “Drachenbaum-Regenwald Maromiza bei Andasibe und seine Herpetofauna. Herpetofauna 23 (134): 28-34 - get paper here
 
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