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Paroedura oviceps (BOETTGER, 1881)

IUCN Red List - Paroedura oviceps - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: NosyBe Ground Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus oviceps BOETTGER 1881: 359
Phyllodactylus oviceps — BOULENGER 1885: 85
Phyllodactylus madagascariensis MOCQUARD 1895
Phyllodactylus oviceps — ANGEL 1942: 57
Phyllodactylus oviceps — GUIBÉ 1956: 248
Phyllodactylus oviceps — WERMUTH 1965: 141
Paroedura oviceps — KLUGE 1993
Paroedura oviceps — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 266
Paroedura oviceps — RÖSLER 2000: 101 
DistributionNW Madagascar, Nossi Be = Nosy Bé, Nosy Sakatia, Nosy Komba

Type locality: Nossi Bé  
TypesHolotype: SMF 8298 (formerly 4085a) 
CommentSynonymy after KLUGE (1993). Diplodactylus pictus PETERS 1855 has been synonymized with Paroedura oviceps but is considered here as valid species, now called Paroedura picta.
SVL max. 39 mm, tail max. 37 mm. 
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  • 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
  • Boettger, O. 1881. Diagnoses reptilium et batrachiorum novorum ab ill. Antonio Stumpff in insula Nossi-Bé Madagascariensi lectorum. Zool. Anz. 4 (87): 358-362 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1896. Descriptions of new lizards from Madagascar. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 17: 444-449 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - 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
  • 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
  • Hyde-Roberts, S. & C. Daly 2014. A rapid herpetofaunal assessment of Nosy Komba Island, northwestern Madagascar, with new locality records for seventeen species. Salamandra 50 (1): 18-26 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Liebel, K.; Meyer, M. & Schmidt, W. 2004. Die Madagassischen Großkopfgeckos (Paroedura). Draco 5 (18): 28-39 - get paper here
  • Mocquard, F. 1895. Sur les reptiles recueillis a Madagascar de 1867 a 1885 par M. Grandidier. Bulletin de la Société Philomathique de Paris, 7: 93-111 - 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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