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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesPhelsuma lineata lineata GRAY 1842
Phelsuma lineata bombetokensis MERTENS 1964
Phelsuma lineata elanthana KRÜGER 1996
Phelsuma lineata punctulata MERTENS 1970 
Common NamesE: Striped Day Gecko
G: Streifentaggecko 
SynonymPhelsuma lineata lineata GRAY 1842
Phelsuma lineatum GRAY 1842: 58
Phelsuma lineatum — BOULENGER 1885: 216
Phelsumia lineata var. bifasciata BOETTGER 1913
Phelsuma lineata chloroscelis MERTENS 1962: 100
Phelsuma lineata lineata — MERTENS 1962: 98
Phelsuma lineata bifasciata — MERTENS 1964: 103
Phelsuma lineata chloroscelis — WERMUTH 1965: 130
Phelsuma lineata gloriskelis — OOSTVEEN 1980 (in error)
Phelsuma minuthi BÖRNER 1980 (fide RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM 1994)
Phelsuma lineata lineata — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 294
Phelsuma lineata lineata — BERGHOF 2005: 75
Phelsuma lineata lineata — ANDERS 2008
Phelsuma lineata lineata — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 144

Phelsuma lineata bombetokensis MERTENS 1964
Phelsuma lineata bombetokensis MERTENS 1964: 102
Phelsuma lineata bombetokensis — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 295
Phelsuma lineata bombetokensis — BERGHOF 2005: 75
Phelsuma lineata bombetokensis — ANDERS 2008
Phelsuma lineata bombetokensis — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 146

Phelsuma lineata elanthana KRÜGER 1996
Phelsuma lineata elanthana KRÜGER 1996
Phelsuma lineata — BERGHOF 2005: 75
Phelsuma lineata elanthana — ANDERS 2008
Phelsuma lineata elanthana — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 150

Phelsuma lineata punctulata MERTENS 1970
Phelsuma lineata punctulata MERTENS 1970
Phelsuma lineata punctulata — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 295
Phelsuma lineata punctulata — BERGHOF 2005: 75
Phelsuma lineata punctulata — ANDERS 2008
Phelsuma lineata punctulata — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 151 
DistributionMadagascar

bifasciata: SC Madagascar; Type locality: Ankarimbela (= Anakrimbola), SC Madagascar.

bombetokensis: NW Madagascar, east coast of Bombetoke Baie; Type locality: “Marovoya, unweit der Bombetoke-Baie”, NW Madagascar.

chloroscelis: E and C Madagascar, around Perinet and Moramanga; Type locality: Perinet, EC Madagascar (elevation 950 m).

Type locality: Madagascar 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: SMF 9601
Holotype: ZFMK 47227 [elanthana]
Holotype: SMF 65500 [punctulata]
Holotype: SMF [bifasciata]
Holotype: SMF [chloroscelis]
Holotype: SMF female [bombetokensis] 
CommentSubspecies: Phelsuma lineata leiogaster MERTENS 1973 has been synonymized with P. lineata by KLUGE 1993 but is listed here as a subspecies of P. modesta. Phelsuma lineata dorsivittata MERTENS 1964 has been elevated to full species status.

Species grup: Member of the Phelsuma lineata (phenetic) group (GLAW, VENCES & ZIEGLER 1999).

Synonymy and subspecies originally after WERMUTH 1965. Recently, chloroscelis and bifasciata have been suggested to be synonyms of P. lineata (Hallmann, cited in ANDERS 2008).

Illustration: Image on the cover of Science 320 (5873), 11 April 2008. 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “linea”, meaning stripe or line. 
References
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