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Phelsuma quadriocellata PETERS, 1883

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesPhelsuma quadriocellata quadriocellata PETERS 1883
Phelsuma quadriocellata bimaculata KAUDERN 1922
Phelsuma quadriocellata lepida KRÜGER 1993 
Common NamesE: Peacock Day Gecko
G: Pfauenauge Taggecko 
SynonymPhelsuma quadriocellata quadriocellata (PETERS 1883)
Pachydactylus quadriocellatus PETERS 1883
Phelsuma quadriocellata — LOVERIDGE 1942: 454
Phelsuma quadriocellata — MERTENS 1962: 110
Phelsuma quadriocellata leiura MEIER 1983
Phelsuma quadriocellata quadriocellata — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 296
Phelsuma quadriocellata leiura — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 296
Phelsuma cf. quadriocellata — ANDREONE et al. 2003
Phelsuma quadriocellata quadriocellata — BERGHOF 2005: 104
Phelsuma quadriocellata quadriocellata — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 187

Phelsuma quadriocellata bimaculata KAUDERN 1922
Phelsuma bimaculata KAUDERN 1922
Phelsuma bimaculata — MERTENS 1962: 90
Phelsuma quadriocellata bimaculata — MEIER 1983
Phelsuma quadriocellata bimaculata — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 296
Phelsuma quadriocellata bimaculata — BERGHOF 2005: 104
Phelsuma quadriocellata bimaculata — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 188
Phelsuma quadriocellata bimaculata — GEHRING et al. 2010
Phelsuma quadriocellata bimaculata — BERGHOF 2014

Phelsuma quadriocellata lepida KRÜGER 1993
Phelsuma quadriocellata lepida KRÜGER 1993
Phelsuma quadriocellata lepida — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 296
Phelsuma quadriocellata lepida — BERGHOF 2005: 104
Phelsuma quadriocellata lepida — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 190 
DistributionMadagascar, Nossi Be = Nosy Bé, Nosy Komba

bimaculata: around Fandrarazana; Type locality: Fandrarazana, E Madagascar.

lepida: NE Madagascar, Nosy Mangabe

Type locality: “Centrum ... 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: ZMB 10456 (designated by Meier 1983)
Holotype: SMF 57233 (leiura) 
CommentMember of the Phelsuma lineata (phenetic) group (GLAW, VENCES & ZIEGLER 1999).

Subspecies: Phelsuma quadriocellata parva MEIER 1983 has been elevated to full species status.

Max length: 110 mm (quadriocellata, bimaculata), 125 mm (lepida), 90 mm (parva). 
EtymologyNamed after the four (Latin “quattuor) eye-shaped (Latin “oculus” = eye) spots (Latin “ocellatus”) in certain subspecies. 
References
  • ANDREONE F., F. GLAW, R. A. NUSSBAUM, C. J. RAXWORTHY, M. VENCES, and<br />J. E. RANDRIANIRINA 2003. The amphibians and reptiles of Nosy Be (NW Madagascar) and nearby islands: a case study of diversity and conservation of an insular fauna. Journal of Natural History 37 (17): 2119–2149
  • Andreone F., Randrianirina J., Jenkins P.D. & Aprea G. 2000. Species diversity of Amphibia, Reptilia and Lipotyphla (Mammalia) at Ambolokopatrika, a rainforest between the Anjanaharibe-Sud and Marojejy massifs, NE Madagascar. Biodiversity and Conservation 9: 1587–1622
  • 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, P. 2014. Phelsumenhaltung im Terrarium. Eine Erfolgsstory? Reptilia (Münster) 19 (105): 18-26
  • Gehring, P.-S., F. M. Ratsoavina & M. Vences 2010. Filling the gaps – amphibian and reptile records from lowland rainforests in eastern Madagascar. Salamandra 46 (4): 214-234 - get paper here
  • Gehring, P.S. 2007. Verhaltensbeobachtungen an Taggeckos der Gattung Phelsuma im Nordosten Madagaskars mit einem neuen Verbreitungsnachweis für Phelsuma quadriocellata lepida KRÜGER, 1993. Sauria 29 (2): 27-34 - get paper here
  • Gehring, P.S. & Glaw, F. 2010. Bunte Vielfalt in modernem Licht: Taggeckos der Gattung Phelsuma. Draco 11 (43): 4-21
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • 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
  • Heygen, E.v. 2004. The genus Phelsuma GRAY, 1825 on the Ampasindava peninsula, Madagascar. Phelsuma 12: 99-117
  • Hyde Roberts, S. & C. Daly 2014. A rapid herpetofaunal assessment of Nosy Komba Island, northwestern Madagascar, with new locality records for seventeen species. Salamandra 50 (1): 18-26 - get paper here
  • Kaudern, W. 1922. Sauropsiden aus Madagascar. Zool. Jahrb. Syst. 45: 395-458. - get paper here
  • Krüger, Jens 1999. Neue Erkenntnisse zur Faunistik einiger Reptilien Madagaskars. Salamandra 35 (2): 65-76 - get paper here
  • Krüger, J. 1993. Beschreibung einer neuen Unterart von Phelsuma quadriocellata aus dem Nord-Osten Madagaskars. Salamandra 29 (2): 133-139 - get paper here
  • Meier, H. 1983. Neue Ergebnisse über Phelsuma lineata pusilla MERTENS 1964, Phelsuma bimaculata KAUDERN 1922 und Phelsuma quadriocellata (PETERS, 1883), mit Beschreibung von zwei neuen Unterarten (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Salamandra 19 (3): 108-122 - get paper here
  • Meier, H. 1989. Zur Faunistik madagassischer Taggeckos der gattung Phelsuma östlich von Fianarantsoa, bei Tamatave und auf der Insel Ste. Marie. Salamandra 25 (3-4): 224-229 - get paper here
  • Mertens,R. 1962. Die Arten und Unterarten der Geckonengattung Phelsuma. Senckenbergiana biologica 43: 81-127
  • Oostveen, H. 1980. Phelsuma’s: steeds kleine wonderen. Lacerta 38 (10-11): 98-101 - get paper here
  • Pejak, J. 2011. Madagaskar 2011: Auf der Suche - nicht nur nach Phelsuma gouldi. Der Taggecko 76: 4-9
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1883. Neue Geckonen, darunter drei Arten von Scalabotes, aus der Sammlung des in Madagascar verstorbenen Reisenden J. M. Hildebrandt. Sitzungsber. Ges. naturf. Freunde Berlin 1883 (2): 27-29 - 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, Herbert 2001. Zur Rumpfbeschuppung der Gattung Phelsuma GRAY 1825: zoogeographische Aspekte (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Gekkota 3: 47-73
  • Schönecker, P. 2006. Augenfleck-Taggecko, Phelsuma quadriocellata. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - get paper here
  • Schönecker, P. & Schönecker, S. 2010. Phelsumensuche in Madagaskar - empfehlenswerte Ziele für Naturerlebnisse mit Taggeckos. Draco 11 (43): 65-76 - get paper here
  • Wohler, Josua. 2013. Unterschiede in der Pupillenform bei einigen Arten der Gattung Phelsuma. Sauria 35 (4): 15-22 - get paper here
  • Zimmermann, H. 2001. Das erste “deutsche” Naturschutzgebiet in Madagaskar, der “Drachenbaum-Regenwald Maromiza bei Andasibe und seine Herpetofauna. Herpetofauna 23 (134): 28-34 - get paper here
 
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