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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 Map legend:
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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. 
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. 
  • 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
  • Pejak, J. 2011. Madagaskar 2011: Auf der Suche - nicht nur nach Phelsuma gouldi. Der Taggecko 76: 4-9
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