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Phelsuma laticauda (BOETTGER, 1880)

IUCN Red List - Phelsuma laticauda - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Sauria (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesPhelsuma laticauda laticauda (BOETTGER 1880)
Phelsuma laticauda angularis MERTENS 1964 
Common NamesE: Broad-tailed Day Gecko
G: Goldstaub Taggecko 
SynonymPachydactylus laticauda BOETTGER 1880
Phelsuma laticauda — BOULENGER 1885: 215
Phelsuma laticauda — MERTENS 1962: 97
Phelsuma laticauda — WERMUTH 1965: 129
Phelsuma laticouda — OOSTVEEN 1980 (in error)
Phelsuma laticauda — KLUGE 1993
Phelsuma laticauda — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 294
Phelsuma laticauda — RÖSLER 2000: 102
Phelsuma laticauda — BAUER 2013 (plates)

Phelsuma laticauda laticauda (BOETTGER 1880)
Phelsuma laticauda laticauda — BERGHOF 2005: 74
Phelsuma laticauda laticauda — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 140

Phelsuma laticauda angularis MERTENS 1964
Phelsuma laticauda angularis MERTENS 1964: 99
Phelsuma laticauda angularis — WERMUTH 1965: 129
Phelsuma laticauda angularis — BRUSE 2004
Phelsuma laticauda angularis — BERGHOF 2005: 74
Phelsuma laticauda laticangularisauda — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 141 
DistributionMadagascar, Comores (Mayotte) = Comoro Island, Nossi Be = Nosy Bé, Seychelles, Nosy Mitsio, Nosy Komba,
USA (introduced to Hawaii fide McKeown 1996)

angularis: NW Madagascar (Antsohihi, Befotaka, Maromandia); Type locality: Antsohihi, east of the Baie de Narinda, NW Madagascar.

Type locality: Nossi Be = Nosy Bé. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: SMF; paralectotype: NMW
Holotype: SMF 59370, male [angularis] 
CommentMember of the Phelsuma laticauda (phenetic) group (GLAW, VENCES & ZIEGLER 1999).

Max. length: 120 mm (angularis) - 140 mm (laticauda).

Distribution: see map in Gehring et al. 2010. 
Etymologynamed after its broad tail (Latin “latus” = broad or wide, Latin “cauda” = tail). 
References
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