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Phelsuma vanheygeni LERNER, 2004

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymPhelsuma vanheygeni LERNER 2004
Phelsuma vanheygeni — BERGHOF 2005: 119
Phelsuma vanheygeni — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 214 
DistributionMadagascar (Ampasindava peninsula)

Type locality: “near the village of Kongony, S 13° 39' 45.7", E 48°04'23.7", 50 m elevation, Ampasindava peninsula, Ambanja Fivondronana, Antsiranana Province, Madagascar.  
TypesHolotype: MRAC (was RMCA) 2004-34-R-1 
EtymologyNamed after the collector, Emmanuel van Heygen. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Berghof, H.-P. 2005. Taggeckos. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 144 pp. - get paper here
  • Berghof, H.-P. 2014. Pflege und Vermehrung von Phelsuma pronki Seipp, 1994 und Phelsuma vanheygeni Lerner, 2004. Reptilia (Münster) 19 (105): 38-43
  • 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
  • Lerner, A. 2004. A new taxonomically isolated species of the genus Phelsuma GRAY, 1825 from the Ampasindava peninsula, Madagascar. Phelsuma 12: 91-98
  • 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
  • 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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