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Uroplatus fiera RATSOAVINA, RANJANAHARISOA, GLAW, RASELIMANANA, MIRALLES & VENCES, 2015

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymUroplatus fiera RATSOAVINA, RANJANAHARISOA, GLAW, RASELIMANANA, MIRALLES & VENCES 2015
Uroplatus ebenaui — RATSOAVINA et al. 2012
Uroplatus ebenaui — RATSOAVINA et al. 2013 
DistributionNE C Madagascar (Fierenana and Ambatovy regions)

Type locality: Marohonkona forest of the Fierenana region, 18°27' 40.1" S, 48° 27' 15.1" E, 1041 m elevation  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype. ZSM 213/2014 (field number FRC 619), adult male with everted hemipenes, collected on the night of 2 May 2013, by F. M. Ratsoavina, F. A. Ranjanaharisoa, and A. P. Raselimanana.
Paratypes. ZSM 212/2014 (FRC 618), adult male, with same collecting data as the holotype; ZSM 1126/2003 (FGMV 2002.3097), adult male, collected by local collectors in the Fierenana region (no precise locality) in February 2003; ZSM 211/2002 (MV 2001-1403), male, collected by local collectors in the Fierenana region (no precise locality) in December 2001; UADBA-R 70849 (FRC 650), adult male, and UADBA-R 70850 (FRC 651), adult female, collected by F. A. Ranjanaharisoa in 2012 at a site in the forest corridor between Fierenana and Ambatovy, 18° 47' 48.7'' S, 48° 22' 16.2'' E, 962 m above sea level. 
Comment 
EtymologyThe species name fiera is used as noun in apposition to the generic name. It was chosen because it alludes, on one hand, to an euphonious abbreviation of the species' type locality Fierenana, and on the other hand it corresponds to the Spanish noun fiera = beast, thus making allusion to the devil-like appearance of this species and other small Uroplatus in frontal view. 
References
  • Ratsoavina, F. M., N. R. Raminosoa, E. E. Louis Jr., A. P. Raselimanana, F. Glaw & M. Vences 2013. An overview of Madagascar’s leaf tailed geckos (genus Uroplatus): species boundaries, candidate species and review of geographical distribution based on molecular data. Salamandra 49 (3): 115-148 - get paper here
  • RATSOAVINA, FANOMEZANA MIHAJA; FIADANANTSOA ANDRIANJA RANJANAHARISOA, FRANK GLAW, ACHILLE P. RASELIMANANA, AURÉLIEN MIRALLES, MIGUEL VENCES 2015. A new leaf-tailed gecko of the Uroplatus ebenaui group (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Madagascar's central eastern rainforests Zootaxa 4006 (1): 143–160 - get paper here
  • Ratsoavina, Fanomezana Mihaja; Miguel Vences & Edward E. Louis Jr. 2012. Phylogeny and phylogeography of the Malagasy leaf-tailed geckos in the Uroplatus ebenaui group. African Journal of Herpetology 61 (2): 143-158 - get paper here
 
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