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Paroedura tanjaka NUSSBAUM & RAXWORTHY, 2000

IUCN Red List - Paroedura tanjaka - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymParoedura tanjaka NUSSBAUM & RAXWORTHY 2000 
DistributionNW Madagascar

Type locality: Bemaraha Reserve, Ambalarano Tsingy,
18°59.230'S, 44°45.566'E, 100-140 m elevation, Antsalova
Fivondronana, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 224225 
CommentSVL max 102 mm, tail max. 92 mm (males), females: 97 and 87 mm. 
EtymologyNamed after the Malagasy word for “strength” or “power”. 
References
  • BORA, PARFAIT; J. CHRISTIAN RANDRIANANTOANDRO, ROMA RANDRIANAVELONA, ELISOA F. HANTALALAINA, RAPHALI R. ANDRIANTSIMANARILAFY, DANIEL RAKOTONDRAVONY, OLGA R. RAMILIJAONA, MIGUEL VENCES, RICHARD K. B. JENKINS, FRANK GLAW, AND JÖRN KÖHLER 2009. AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES OF THE TSINGY DE BEMARAHA PLATEAU, WESTERN MADAGASCAR: CHECKLIST, BIOGEOGRAPHY AND CONSERVATION. Herp. Cons. Biol. 5 (1):111-125.
  • Glaw,F.; Schmidt, K. & Vences,M. 2003. Nachtgeckos aus Madagaskar. DATZ 56 (9): 6-11
  • 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
  • Nussbaum, R. A. & C. J. Raxworthy 2000. Systematic revision of the genus Paroedura Günther (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae), with description of five new species. Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan No. 189: 1-26 - get paper here
  • Schönecker, P. 2017. Die madagassischen Großkopfgeckos der Gattung Paroedura Reptilia (Münster) 22 (125): 1423
 
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