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Paroedura vazimba NUSSBAUM & RAXWORTHY, 2000

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

Type locality: Botanical Garden B, Ampijoroa Forest Station, 16°19’S, 46°49'E, 90 m elevation, Marovoay Fivonondroana, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 210515 
CommentSVL max. 46, tail max. 50 mm (males), females: 49 and 53 mm. 
EtymologyNamed after a Malagasy name for “little forest ghost”. 
  • 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
  • Daoues, Karim & Francis Girard 2004. Note on a Malagasy Shipment with Geckos Belonging to the Genus Paroedura Gunther. Gekko 4 (1): 6-7
  • 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
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