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Paroedura picta (PETERS, 1854)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesG: Madagaskar Großkopfgecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus pictus PETERS 1854: 615
Phyllodactylus pictus — BOULENGER 1885: 91
Phyllodactylus madagascariensis MOCQUARD 1895
Diplodactylus robustus BOULENGER 1896
Phyllodactylus pictus — BARBOUR 1918: 480
Paroedura oviceps — KLUGE 1993
Paroedura pictus — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 266
Paroedura picta — BAUER et al. 1995: 54
Paroedura pictus — SCHMIDT & LIEBEL 1997 
DistributionW/S Madagascar

Type locality: “Madagascar (St.-Augustins-Bay)” 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 
TypesHolotype: ZMB 4798 
CommentDiplodactylus pictus PETERS 1855 has been synonymized with Paroedura oviceps.
Max length 170 mm (15 cm according to SCHÖNECKER & BÖHLE 2004). 
References
  • 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
  • Barbour, Thomas 1918. Vertebrata from Madagascar. 2. Amphibia and Reptilia. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard 61 (14): 479-489. - get paper here
  • Bastinck, J. 2006. Taxonomie van de bladvingergeckko’s. Lacerta 64 (1): 11-18 - get paper here
  • Bauer, A.M.; Günther,R. & Klipfel,M. 1995. The herpetological contributions of Wilhelm C.H. Peters (1815-1883). SSAR Facsimile Reprints in Herpetology, 714 pp.
  • Berghof, H.-P. 2017. Amüsante Beobachtung im Lebensraum von Paroedura picta Reptilia (Münster) 22 (125): 34-35
  • 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
  • Brillet, C., 1991. Analyse comparative de la structure du comportement sexuel chez deux especes de geckos nocturnes: Eublepharis macularius et Paroedura pictus (Sauria, Gekkonidae). Behaviour 117, 117–143
  • Brillet, C., 1993. Behavioural cues in sex recognition by two species of nocturnal lizards: Eublepharis macularius and Paroedura pictus. Amphibia-Reptilia 14, 71–82 - get paper here
  • D'Cruze, Neil; Annette Olsonn, David Henson, Sunil Kumar, and David Emmett. 2009. The Amphibians and Reptiles of the Lower Onilahy River Valley, a Temporary Protected Area in Southwest Madagascar. Herp. Cons. Biol. 4: 62-79 - get paper here
  • Dark, T. & A. Dark 2017. Der Madagaskar-Großkopfgecko Paroedura picta im Terrarium.Teil 1: Allgemeines und Verhalten Reptilia (Münster) 22 (125): 24-32
  • Dark, T. & A. Dark 2017. Der Madagaskar-Großkopfgecko Paroedura picta im Terrarium Teil 2: Fortpflanzung und Aufzucht Reptilia (Münster) 22 (126): 58-64 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Liebel, K.; Meyer, M. & Schmidt, W. 2004. Die Madagassischen Großkopfgeckos (Paroedura). Draco 5 (18): 28-39 - get paper here
  • Main, Hana; Daniel P. Scantlebury, David Zarkower & Tony Gamble 2012. Karyotypes of two species of Malagasy ground gecko (Paroedura: Gekkonidae). African Journal of Herpetology 61 (1): 81-90 - 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
  • Pejak, J. 2011. Madagaskar 2011: Auf der Suche - nicht nur nach Phelsuma gouldi. Der Taggecko 76: 4-9
  • Peters,W.C.H. 1854. Diagnosen neuer Batrachier, welche zusammen mit der früher (24. Juli und 17. August) gegebenen Übersicht der Schlangen und Eidechsen mitgetheilt werden. Ber. Bekanntmach. Geeignet. Verhandl. Königl.-Preuss. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 1854: 614-628
  • Röll, B. & Henkel, F.W. 2002. Are pygopods just legless geckos? Evidence from retinal structures. Salamandra 38 (2): 73-84 - get paper here
  • Schmidt, W. & Liebel, K. 1997. Reise in den Südosten Madagaskars. Reptilia (Münster) 2 (5): 33-38 - get paper here
  • Schönecker, P. 2006. Madagassische Großkopfgeckos, Paroedura bastardi, P. picta, & P. stumpfi. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Schröder, E. 1987. Beobachtungen an 16 Nachzuchtgenerationen des madagassischen Geckos Paroedura pictus (PETERS 1854) (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Salamandra 23 (4): 236-240 - get paper here
  • Schröder, E. 1999. Paroedura pictus (PETERS, 1854). Sauria 21 (3) Suppl.: 449-452 - get paper here
 
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