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Uroplatus giganteus GLAW, KOSUCH, HENKEL, SOUND & BÖHME, 2006

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesE: giant leaf-tail gecko
G: Riesenplattschwanzgecko 
SynonymUroplatus giganteus GLAW, KOSUCH, HENKEL, SOUND & BÖHME 2006
Uroplatus giganteus — BAUER 2013 (plates) 
DistributionMadagascar (Montagne d’Ambre National Park)

Type locality: Montagne d’Ambre National Park, below Antamboka (12° 29’ S, 49° 10’ E), elevation ca. 800 m.  
TypesHolotype: ZSM 269/2004, adult female; paratypes: ZFMK, ZSM, UADBA 
CommentSVL max 200 mm, total length max. 322 mm. 
EtymologyNamed after its large size 
  • Bauer, A.M. 2013. Geckos - The Animal Answer Guide. Johns Hopkins University Press, 159 pp.
  • D’Cruze, N.; Köhler, J.; Franzen, M & Glaw, F. 2008. A conservation assessment of the amphibians and reptiles of the Forêt d’Ambre Special Reserve, north Madagascar. MADAGASCAR CONSERVATION & DEVELOPMENT 3 (1): 44-54
  • Gehring, P.-S., S. Siarabi, M. D. Scherz, F. M. Ratsoavina, A. Rakotoarison, F. Glaw & M. Vences 2018. Genetic differentiation and species status of the large-bodied leaf-tailed geckos Uroplatus fimbriatus and U. giganteus Salamandra 54 (2): 132-146 - get paper here
  • Gehring, P.S. 2013. Seelenräuber mit Haftlamellen - Madagassische Plattschwanzgeckos der Gattung Uroplatus. Draco 13 (52): 4-17 - get paper here
  • Gehring, P.S. & Schönecker, P. 2013. Auf der Suche nach Plattschwanzgeckos in Madagaskar. Draco 13 (52): 18-33 - get paper here
  • Glaw, F., Kosuch, J.; Henkel, F.W.; Sound, P. & Böhme, W. 2006. Genetic and morphological variation of the leaf-tailed gecko Uroplatus fimbriatus from Madagascar, with description of a new giant species. Salamandra 42 (2-3): 129-144 - get paper here
  • GREENBAUM, Eli; AARON M. BAUER, TODD R. JACKMAN, MIGUEL VENCES & FRANK GLAW 2007. A phylogeny of the enigmatic Madagascan geckos of the genus Uroplatus (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 1493: 41-51 - get paper here
  • 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, R. & Gehring, P.S. 2013. Naturschätze Madagaskars: Plattschwanzgeckos und ihr Schutz. Draco 13 (52): 65-71 - get paper here
  • Rösler, Herbert 2017. Gecko-Chorologie (Squamata: Gekkota). Gekkota (4): 1-160
  • Schönecker, P. 2009. Uroplatus giganteus. Reptilia (Münster) 14 (75): 47-50 - get paper here
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