Phelsuma vanheygeni LERNER, 2004
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Phelsuma vanheygeni?
|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Phelsuma vanheygeni LERNER 2004|
Phelsuma vanheygeni — BERGHOF 2005: 119
Phelsuma vanheygeni — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 214
|Distribution||Madagascar (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.
|Types||Holotype: MRAC (was RMCA) 2004-34-R-1|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis: A small, somewhat slender Phelsuma GRAY 1825 with a total length of 75-80 mm (snout-vent length 31-35 mm), head, body and tail are rather flattened. In life, the dorsal coloration, including the head, neck, limbs and tail, is vivid green. Some small red dots irregularly positioned on the lower back and upper tail, usually slightly bigger red dots in males. The green dorsal coloration is bordered by a yellowish stripe, beginning at the rostral scale, over the supralabialia, under the ear opening, widening at the axilla, towards the groin. The ventral coloration is dirty white, the subcaudal scales have at the tips a brown to black pigmentation. Ventral and subcaudal scales are smooth (not keeled).|
|Etymology||Named after the collector, Emmanuel van Heygen.|