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Phelsuma nigristriata MEIER, 1984

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesIsland Day Gecko 
SynonymPhelsuma nigristriata MEIER 1984
Phelsuma nigristriata — KLUGE 1993
Phelsuma nigristriata — RÖSLER 2000: 103
Phelsuma nigristriata — BERGHOF 2005: 81
Phelsuma nigristriata — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 172 
DistributionComoro Islands (Mayotte)

Type locality: Comoro Islands  
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 40317, paratype: NMW 
CommentMax. length: 110 mm. 
Etymologynamed after its black (Latin “niger”) lateral stripe (Latin “striatus”). 
  • Augros, S., M. D. Scherz, C. Y. Wang-Claypool, L. Montfort, F. Glaw & O. Hawlitschek 2018. Comparative perch heights and habitat plant usage of day geckos (Phelsuma) in the Comoros Archipelago (Squamata: Gekkonidae) Salamandra 54 (1): 71-74 - get paper here
  • Augros, Stephane; Pierre-Yves Fabulet & Oliver Hawlitschek 2017. First report of the co-existence of the three endemic Phelsuma species of Mayotte Island (Indian Ocean) in anthropogenic habitats Herpetological Bulletin (140): - get paper here
  • Berghof, H.-P. 2005. Taggeckos. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 144 pp. - get paper here
  • Berghof, H.P. 2010. Die Taggeckos der Gattung Phelsuma von der Komoreninsel Mayotte. Draco 11 (43): 60-64 - get paper here
  • Berghof, P. 2014. Phelsumenhaltung im Terrarium. Eine Erfolgsstory? Reptilia (Münster) 19 (105): 18-26
  • Berhof, H.-P. 1997. Phelsuma nigristriata MEIER, 1984. Sauria 19 Suppl.: 399–402 - get paper here
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - 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
  • Hallmann, G.; Krüger, J. & Trautmann, G. 2008. Faszinierende Taggeckos. Die Gattung Phelsuma. 2. Aufl. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 253 pp. - get paper here
  • Hawlitschek, Oliver; Boris Brückmann, Johannes Berger, Katie Green, Frank Glaw 2011. Integrating field surveys and remote sensing data to study distribution, habitat use and conservation status of the herpetofauna of the Comoro Islands. ZooKeys 144: 21-79 - get paper here
  • Meier, H. 1984. Zwei neue Formen der Gattung Phelsuma von den Komoren (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Salamandra 20 (1): 32-38 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Sound, Peter; Joachim Kosuch; Miguel Vences; Alfred Seitz and Michael Veith 2006. Preliminary molecular relationships of Comoran day geckos (Phelsuma). Herpetologica Bonnensis II: 175-179 - 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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