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Phelsuma barbouri LOVERIDGE, 1942

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBarbour's Day Gecko 
SynonymPhelsuma barbouri LOVERIDGE 1942
Phelsuma barbouri — MERTENS 1962: 90
Phelsuma barbouri — WERMUTH 1965: 127
Phelsuma barbouri — KLUGE 1993
Phelsuma barbouri — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 298
Phelsuma barbouri — RÖSLER 2000: 101
Phelsuma barbouri — BERGHOF 2005: 90
Phelsuma barbouri — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 86 
DistributionE Madagascar (Tsiafajavona-Mountains, Ankaratra Mountains)

Type locality: Forest between Tamatave and Tananarive, E Madagascar, -18.19289° 48.69966° (WGS84). Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-11640 
CommentMember of the Phelsuma barbouri (phenetic) group (GLAW, VENCES & ZIEGLER 1999).


Max. length; 150 mm. 
EtymologyNamed after Thomas Barbour (1884-1946), Associate Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians (1923), and, later, Director (1927) of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. 
References
  • Berghof, H.-P. 2005. Taggeckos. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 144 pp. - get paper here
  • Berghof, H.P. 2000. Eine neue Farbvariante von Phelsuma barbouri LOVERIDGE 1942. Sauria 22 (1): 3-6 - get paper here
  • Berghof, H.P. 2009. Der Gebirgstaggecko Phelsuma barbouri. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - get paper here
  • Berghof, P. 2014. Phelsumenhaltung im Terrarium. Eine Erfolgsstory? Reptilia (Münster) 19 (105): 18-26
  • Berhof, H.-P. 1997. Phelsuma barbouri LOVERIDGE, 1943. Sauria 19 Suppl.: 385–388 - get paper here
  • Böhle, A. 2004. Eine Reise durch das madagassische Hochland. Draco 5 (19): 82-86 - get paper here
  • Gehring, P.S. & Glaw, F. 2010. Bunte Vielfalt in modernem Licht: Taggeckos der Gattung Phelsuma. Draco 11 (43): 4-21
  • 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. & 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.; Krüger, J. & Trautmann, G. 2008. Faszinierende Taggeckos. Die Gattung Phelsuma. 2. Aufl. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 253 pp. - get paper here
  • Heygen, E.v. 2004. Remarks on the Phelsuma barbouri— and Phelsuma klemmeri— phenetic groups, Phelsuma GRAY, 1825. Phelsuma 12: 158-159
  • Loveridge, Arthur 1946. Thomas Barbour, Herpetologist: 1884-1946. Herpetologica 3 (2): 33-39 - 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
  • 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
  • Wohler, Josua. 2013. Unterschiede in der Pupillenform bei einigen Arten der Gattung Phelsuma. Sauria 35 (4): 15-22 - get paper here
 
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