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Phelsuma serraticauda MERTENS, 1963

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Serrated Day Gecko
G: Sägeschwanztaggecko 
SynonymPhelsuma serraticauda MERTENS 1963: 350
Phelsuma serraticauda — WERMUTH 1965: 132
Phelsuma serraticauda — KLUGE 1993
Phelsuma serraticauda — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 294
Phelsuma serraticauda — RÖSLER 1995: 144
Phelsuma serraticauda — BERGHOF 2005: 109
Phelsuma serraticauda — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 203 
DistributionE Madagascar

Type locality: Ivoloina, 12 km nördlich von Tamatave, E Madagascar. Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: SMF 58513 
CommentMember of the Phelsuma laticauda (phenetic) group (GLAW, VENCES & ZIEGLER 1999).

Max. length: 130 mm. 
Etymologyafter “serratus” = saw-like, and “cauda” = tail, 
References
  • 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
  • Berhof, H.-P. 1999. Phelsuma serraticauda MERTENS, 1963. Sauria 21 (3) Suppl.: 475-480 - get paper here
  • 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. 2010. Fady, Tavy und Aye-Aye - unterwegs im Nordosten Madagaskars. Elaphe 18 (2): 62-71
  • 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
  • Meier, H. 1982. Ergebnisse zur Taxonomie und Ökologie einiger Arten und Unterarten der Gattung Phelsuma auf Madagaskar, gesammelt in den Jahren 1972 bis 1981, mit Beschreibung einer neuen Form (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Salamandra 18 (3-4): 168—190 - get paper here
  • Mertens,R. 1963. Studien über die Reptilienfauna Madagaskars. IV. Zwei neue Arten der Geckonengattung Phelsuma. Senckenbergiana biologica 44: 349-356
  • 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 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
 
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