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Phelsuma v-nigra BOETTGER, 1913

IUCN Red List - Phelsuma v-nigra - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesPhelsuma v-nigra v-nigra BOETTGER 1913
Phelsuma v-nigra anjouanensis MEIER 1986
Phelsuma v-nigra comoraegrandensis MEIER 1986 
Common NamesIndian Day Gecko 
SynonymPhelsuma v-nigra BOETTGER 1913
Phelsuma v-nigra — MERTENS 1962: 115
Phelsuma v-nigra — KLUGE 1993
Phelsuma nigra — PYRON & BURBRINK 2013

Phelsuma v-nigra v-nigra BOETTGER 1913
Phelsuma v-nigra v-nigra — BERGHOF 2005: 86
Phelsuma v-nigra v-nigra — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 216
Phelsuma v-nigra v-nigra — HAWLITSCHEK et al. 2011

Phelsuma v-nigra anjouanensis MEIER 1986
Phelsuma v-nigra anjouanensis — BERGHOF 2005: 86
Phelsuma v-nigra anjouanensis — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 217
Phelsuma v-nigra anjouanensis — HAWLITSCHEK et al. 2011

Phelsuma v-nigra comoraegrandensis MEIER 1986
Phelsuma v-nigra comoraegrandensis — BERGHOF 2005: 86
Phelsuma v-nigra comoraegrandensis — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 218
Phelsuma v-nigra comoraegrandensis — HAWLITSCHEK et al. 2011 
DistributionComoro Islands (Anjouan, Grande Comore, Mayotte, Moheli)

anjouanensis: Anjouan; Type locality: Pomoni, Anjouan, (Comore Is.).

comoraegrandensis: Grande Comore; Type locality: Nioumadzaha, Grande Comore, 11° 30’ S, 43° 25’ E.

Terra typica restricta: Moheli Island (MERTENS 1922).  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: SMF 9562
Holotype: ZFMK 42077 [anjouanensis]
Holotype: ZFMK 42067 [comoraegrandensis] 
Diagnosis 
CommentNomenclature: The hyphen in this name is permitted by article 32.5.2.4.3 of the code: “If the first element is a Latin letter used to denote descriptively a character of the taxon, it must be retained and connected to the remainder of the name by a hyphen.” 
Etymologynamed after the V-shaped black (Latin “niger”) on its throat. The name is correctly formed according to ICZN Article 32.5.2.4.3. “If the first element is a Latin letter used to denote descriptively a character of the taxon, it must be retained and connected to the remainder of the name by a hyphen.” 
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