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Phelsuma guttata KAUDERN, 1922

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSpeckled Day Gecko 
SynonymPhelsuma guttata KAUDERN 1922: 418
Phelsuma guttata — MERTENS 1962: 96
Phelsuma guttata — KLUGE 1993
Phelsuma guttata — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 289
Phelsuma guttata — RÖSLER 2000: 102
Phelsuma guttata — BERGHOF 2005: 96
Phelsuma guttata — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 125 
DistributionNE, E, S Madagascar (Fandrarazana, Nosy Boraha), Ste. Marie, Mamoko.

Type locality: Fandrarazana, NE Madagascar. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: GNM or the Zoological Museum of the University of Stockholm (not provided by Kaudern but he referred to the collection described by Andersson 1910, which is in Stockholm). 
CommentMember of the Phelsuma guttata (phenetic) group (GLAW, VENCES & ZIEGLER 1999).

Max length: 140 mm. 
Etymologynamed after its dorsal drop-shaped (actually irregular) red and black spots (Latin “gutta” = drop). 
References
  • Andreone F., Randrianirina J., Jenkins P.D. & Aprea G. 2000. Species diversity of Amphibia, Reptilia and Lipotyphla (Mammalia) at Ambolokopatrika, a rainforest between the Anjanaharibe-Sud and Marojejy massifs, NE Madagascar. Biodiversity and Conservation 9: 1587–1622
  • 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. 2003. Phelsuma guttata KAUDERN 1922 - Ein sehr angenehmer Pflegling. Draco 4 (15): 59-63 - get paper here
  • Berghof, H.-P. 2005. Taggeckos. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 144 pp. - get paper here
  • Berghof, Hans-Peter 2010. A Very Pleasant Terrarium Gecko: Phelsuma guttata Kaudern, 1922. Gekko 6 (1): 30-36
  • Berghof, P. 2014. Phelsumenhaltung im Terrarium. Eine Erfolgsstory? Reptilia (Münster) 19 (105): 18-26
  • Gehring, P.-S., F. M. Ratsoavina & M. Vences 2010. Filling the gaps – amphibian and reptile records from lowland rainforests in eastern Madagascar. Salamandra 46 (4): 214-234 - get paper here
  • Gehring, P.S. 2007. Verhaltensbeobachtungen an Taggeckos der Gattung Phelsuma im Nordosten Madagaskars mit einem neuen Verbreitungsnachweis für Phelsuma quadriocellata lepida KRÜGER, 1993. Sauria 29 (2): 27-34 - get paper here
  • Gehring, P.S. 2010. Fady, Tavy und Aye-Aye - unterwegs im Nordosten Madagaskars. Elaphe 18 (2): 62-71
  • 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
  • Hartig, A. 2007. Madagaskar im Wohnzimmer. Reptilia (Münster) 12 (66): 64-67 - get paper here
  • Kaudern, W. 1922. Sauropsiden aus Madagascar. Zool. Jahrb. Syst. 45: 395-458. - get paper here
  • Meier, H. 1980. Zur Lebendfärbung, Lebensweise und Verbreitungsgebiet von Phelsuma guttata. Salamandra 16 (2): 82-88 - get paper here
  • Meier, H. 1987. Vorläufige Beschreibung einer neuen Art der Gattung Phelsuma von Madagascar. Salamandra 23: 204-211 - get paper here
  • Meier, H. 1989. Zur Faunistik madagassischer Taggeckos der gattung Phelsuma östlich von Fianarantsoa, bei Tamatave und auf der Insel Ste. Marie. Salamandra 25 (3-4): 224-229 - 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
  • Schönecker, P. & Schönecker, S. 2010. Phelsumensuche in Madagaskar - empfehlenswerte Ziele für Naturerlebnisse mit Taggeckos. Draco 11 (43): 65-76 - get paper here
 
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