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Phelsuma andamanense BLYTH, 1861

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Andaman Day Gecko
G: Andamanen-Taggecko 
SynonymPhelsuma andamanense BLYTH 1861: 108
Gecko chameleon TYTLER 1864 (nom. subst.)
Phelsuma andamanense — STOLICZKA 1870: 162
Phelsuma andamanense — BOULENGER 1885: 212
Phelsuma madagascariensis andamanense — LOVERIDGE 1942: 467
Phelsuma andamanensis — MERTENS 1962: 88
Phelsuma andamanensis — BÖRNER 1984
Phelsuma andamanense — KLUGE 1993
Phelsuma andamanensis — RÖSLER 2000: 101
Phelsuma andamanense — BERGHOF 2005: 89
Phelsuma andamanense — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 79 
DistributionIndia: Andaman Islands, Nicobar Islands (AUSTIN et al. 2004)

Type locality: Andaman Islands  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZSI 6177 
CommentMax. length: 140 mm. 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution on the Andaman Islands. 
References
  • Anderson, J. 1871. On some Indian reptiles. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1871: 149-211 - get paper here
  • Annandale, N. 1904. The lizards of the Andamans. Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal, Vol. I.
  • Austin, J.J.; E. N. Arnold and C. G. Jones 2004. Reconstructing an island radiation using ancient and recent DNA: the extinct and living day geckos (Phelsuma) of the Mascarene islands. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31 (1): 109-122 - get paper here
  • Berghof, H.-P. 2005. Taggeckos. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 144 pp. - get paper here
  • Blyth,E. 1861. Proceedings of the Society. Report of the Curator. J. Asiatic Soc. Bengal xxix [1860]: 87-115 - get paper here
  • Börner A M; Minuth W 1984. On the taxonomy of the Indian Ocean lizards of the Phelsuma madagascariensis species group (Reptilia, Gekkonidae). J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 81 (2) 1984: 243-281 - 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
  • Glaw, F. & Rösler, H. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of the day geckos of the genera Phelsuma Gray,1825 and Rhoptropella Hewitt,1937 (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): - get paper here
  • Hallmann, G. 1984. Der Andamanen-Taggecko. Herpetofauna 6 (33): 11 - get paper here
  • Hallmann, G.; Krüger, J. & Trautmann, G. 2008. Faszinierende Taggeckos. Die Gattung Phelsuma. 2. Aufl. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 253 pp. - get paper here
  • HOFMANN, T 2011. Farb - und Zeichnungsanomalien bei Taggeckos der Gattung Phelsuma GRAY, 1825. Sauria, Berlin 33 (1): 21-24 - get paper here
  • Loveridge,A.R. 1942. Revision of the Afro-Oriental geckos of the genus Phelsuma. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 89: 439-482 - get paper here
  • Mertens,R. 1962. Die Arten und Unterarten der Geckonengattung Phelsuma. Senckenbergiana biologica 43: 81-127
  • Murthy, T.S.N. 2010. The reptile fauna of India. B.R. Publishing, New Delhi, 332 pp.
  • Myers, Alan 2002. The Colonisation of the Andaman Islands by Phelsuma - The Big Adventure or the Safe Ark? Gekko 2 (2): 9-11
  • ROCHA, SARA; HERBERT RÖSLER, PHILIP-SEBASTIAN GEHRING, FRANK GLAW, DAVID POSADA, D. JAMES HARRIS & MIGUEL VENCES 2010. Phylogenetic systematics of day geckos, genus Phelsuma, based on molecular and morphological data (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 2429: 1–28 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, Herbert 2001. Zur Rumpfbeschuppung der Gattung Phelsuma GRAY 1825: zoogeographische Aspekte (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Gekkota 3: 47-73
  • Smith,M.A. 1935. The herpetology of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Trans. Linn. Soc. London 3: 150-158
  • Stoliczka, F. 1870. Observations on some Indian and Malayan Amphibia and Reptilia. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 39: 134-228. - get paper here
  • Stoliczka,F. 1873. Notes on some Andamese and Nicobarese Reptiles, with the descriptions of three new species of lizards. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 42: 162-169 - get paper here
  • Tytler, R. C. 1865. Observations on a few species of geckos alive in the possession of the author. J. Asiatic Soc. Bengal 33 [1864]:535—548. - get paper here
  • Venugopal, P.D. 2010. An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (3): 725-738. - get paper here
  • Whitaker, R.;Whitaker, Z. 1979. 19. Notes on Phelsuma Andamanense, the Andaman Day Gecko or Green Gecko. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 75 (2): 497-499 - get paper here
 
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