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Paroedura stellata HAWLITSCHEK & GLAW, 2012

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymParoedura stellata HAWLITSCHEK & GLAW 2012 
DistributionComoros archipelago (Mayotte)

Type locality: Mont Bénara (S12.8802, E45.16428, 624 m elevation), MAYOTTE, Comoros archipelago  
Reproductionoviparous, 2 eggs. 
TypesHolotype: ZSM 99⁄2010 (FGZC 4039), adult male with original tail, collected on 14 April 2010 by O. Hawlitschek, J. Berger and B. Bru ̈ ckmann. 
EtymologyThe specific name is the feminine form of the Latin adjective ‘‘stellatus’’ and means ‘‘set with stars’’ or ‘‘starry.’’ It refers to the bright white dots that are evident (in varying degree) in juveniles and adults of this species. 
  • Hawlitschek, O. & Glaw, F. 2012. The complex colonization history of nocturnal geckos (Paroedura) in the Comoros Archipelago. Zoologica Scripta 42 (2): 135–150 [online Dec 2012, in print March 2013] - get paper here
  • Hawlitschek, Oliver 2013. Ein Komoren-Gecko und das Problem der neuen Online-Taxonomie. Terraria-Elaphe 2013 (4): 46-47 - get paper here
  • Volta, K.-U. & H.-P. Berghof 2017. Paroedura stellata. Ein seltener Stern am Terraristik-Firmament Reptilia (Münster) 22 (125): 36-41
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