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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPhelsuma ornata inexpectata MERTENS 1966
Phelsuma inexpectata — BOUR et al. 1995
Phelsuma inexpectata — AUSTIN et al. 2004
Phelsuma inexpectata — BERGHOF 2005: 99
Phelsuma inexpectata — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 131 
DistributionMascarene Islands: Mauritius (S Reunion)

Type locality: Manapany les Baines, La Réunion, Mascarenes, 21° 23’ E, 55° 36’ E.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: SMF 60208 
CommentMax length: 130 mm (males), 110 mm (females). 
EtymologyLatin “inexpectatus” = unexpected, probably after the unexpected discovery of a new species. 
References
  • 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
  • Berghof, H.-P. 2006. Ornament-Taggecko. Reptilia (Münster) 11 (58): 93 - get paper here
  • Bour, R., J. M. Probst & S. Ribes 1995. Phelsuma inexpectata Mertens,1966, le lézard vert de Manampany-les-Bains (La Réunion): données chorologiques et écologiques (Reptilia, Gekkonidae). Dumerilia 2: 99-124
  • Clémencet, Johanna; Cyril Aubert, Doriane Blottière and Mickaël Sanchez 2013. Kleptoparasitism in the endemic gecko Phelsuma inexpectata: pollen theft from foraging honeybees on Réunion. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 29(3): 251-254 - get paper here
  • Déso, G. 2001. Note sur le transport insolite de Geckos verts le cas du Phelsuma inexpectata. Bull. Phaethon 13: 56
  • DESO, Grégory; Jean Michel PROBST, Mickaël SANCHEZ & Ivan INEICH 2008. Phelsuma inexpectata Mertens, 1966 et Phelsuma borbonica Mertens, 1942 (Squamata : Gekkonidae) : deux geckos potentiellement pollinisateurs de l’île de La Réunion. Bull. Soc. Herp. France 126 : 9-23 - get paper here
  • Girard, F. 1997. Présentation des espèces du genre Phelsuma vivant sur l’île de La Réunion. Rev. Française Aquariol. 55-56
  • 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
  • Mertens, R. 1966. Die nichtmadagassichen Arten und Unterarten der Geckonengattung Phelsuma. Senckenbergiana Biologica 47:85—110
  • PROBST, J-M. 1997. Animaux de La Réunion - guide d’identification des oiseaux, mammifères, reptiles et amphibiens. Edit. Azalées, 168 pp.
  • 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, Herbert 2001. Zur Rumpfbeschuppung der Gattung Phelsuma GRAY 1825: zoogeographische Aspekte (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Gekkota 3: 47-73
  • Sanchez, M.; Probst, J.M. & Deso, G. 2009. Phelsuma inexpectata Mertens, 1966 (Squamata : Gekkonidae) sur l’île de La Réunion : écologie, répartition et menaces. [Phelsuma inexpectata Mertens, 1966 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) on La Réunion Island: ecology, distribution and threats]. Bull. Soc. Herp. France (132): 43-69 - get paper here
  • Schönecker, Patrick 2013. Im Reich der kleinen Echsen. Zu Besuch in der Terrarienanlage von Katrin und Dietmar Mistler. Terraria-Elaphe 2013 (4): 66-69 - get paper here
  • 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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