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Phelsuma pasteuri MEIER, 1984

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesIndian Day Gecko 
SynonymPhelsuma v-nigra pasteuri MEIER 1984
Phelsuma pasteuri — MEIRTE 1999
Phelsuma v-nigra pasteuri — RÖSLER 2000: 103
Phelsuma v-nigra pasteuri — BERGHOF 2005: 86
Phelsuma pasteuri — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 179 
DistributionMayotte.

Type locality: Mayotte, Comoros. Map legend:
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Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 40310, paratypes in ZFMK and ZSM 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after French herpetologist, geneticist, and evolutionary biologist Georges Pasteur (1930-2015). He made important contributions to the systematics of Lygodactylus and several other reptiles. See Ineich 2016 for an obituary. 
References
  • 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
  • Carretero, M.A.; Harris, J.D. & Rocha, S. 2005. Recent observation of reptiles in the Comoro islands (Western Indian Ocean). Herpetological Bulletin (91): 19-28
  • 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 2016. Die Komoren, ein vergessener Hotspot der Diversität. Terraria-Elaphe 2016 (6): 52-55 - 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
  • Meirte,D. 1999. In: Louette,M., La faune terrestre de Mayotte. Annales Sciences Zoologiques, Musée Royal de l’Afrique centrale, Tervuren, Belgique 284: 247 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, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Rösler, Herbert 2017. Gecko-Chorologie (Squamata: Gekkota). Gekkota (4): 1-160
  • 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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