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Phelsuma roesleri GLAW, GEHRING, KÖHLER, FRANZEN & VENCES, 2010

IUCN Red List - Phelsuma roesleri - Endangered, EN

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymPhelsuma roesleri GLAW, GEHRING, KÖHLER, FRANZEN & VENCES 2010 
DistributionN Madagascar (Antsiranana)

Type locality: Ankarana Massif approximately 2 km NE Mahamasina (aerial distance), 12°57’42’’ S, 49°08’59’’ E, 128 m elevation, Antsiranana Province, north Madagascar.  
TypesHolotype: ZSM 1517/2008 (FGZC 1828), adult male, hemipenes everted, collected on 24 February 2008 by F. Glaw & Z. T. Nagy.
Paratypes: UADBA uncatalogued (FGZC 1645–1646), two specimens (most probably adult) of unknown sex, ZSM 1516/2008 (FGZC 1667), male, all collected at the type locality, on 14 February 2008 by F. Glaw, M. Franzen, J. Köhler, A. G. Rakotovao & K. Zafinasolo. 
CommentPhoto in Elaphe 18 (2): 23 [2010].

Abundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after Herbert Rösler, in recognition of his contributions to the knowledge of geckos in general and of the genus Phelsuma in particular. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - 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. & 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
  • Glaw, F.; Gehring, P.S.; Köhler, J.; Franzen, M. & Vences, M. 2010. A new dwarf species of day gecko, genus Phelsuma, from the Ankarana pinnacle karst in northern Madagascar. Salamandra 46 (2): 83-92 - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
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