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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymPhelsuma gouldi CROTTINI, GEHRING, GLAW, HARRIS, LIMA & VENCES 2011 
DistributionSC Madagascar (Fianarantsoa)

Type locality: Anja Reserve, 13 km south of Ambalavao 21°51'2.64'' S, 46°50'33.80'' E, 949 m elevation, Haute Matsiatra Region, Fianarantsoa province, southern central Madagascar  
TypesHolotype: ZSM 804/2010 (ZCMV 13056), adult female, collected on 9th December 2009 by Angelica Crottini, D. James Harris, Iker A. Irisarri, Alexandra Lima, Solohery Rasamison and Emile Rajeriarison. 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type specimen (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed in honour of Stephen Jay Gould, a paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, historian of science and supreme writer of popular science who also provided invaluable contributions to the public appreciation of natural history and of science in general. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • CROTTINI, ANGELICA;PHILIP-SEBASTIAN GEHRING, FRANK GLAW, D. JAMES HARRIS, ALEXANDRA LIMA, & MIGUEL VENCES 2011. Deciphering the cryptic species diversity of dull-coloured day geckos Phelsuma (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Madagascar, with description of a new species. Zootaxa 2982: 40–48 - 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
  • Kwet, Axel 2012. Liste der im Jahr 2011 neu beschriebenen Reptilien. Terraria-Elaphe 2012 (3): 46-57 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Pejak, J. 2011. Madagaskar 2011: Auf der Suche - nicht nur nach Phelsuma gouldi. Der Taggecko 76: 4-9
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