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Uroplatus phantasticus (BOULENGER, 1888)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymUroplates phantasticus BOULENGER 1888: 101
Uroplatus schneideri LAMBERTON 1913 (fide ANGEL 1942)
Uroplatus phantasticus — ANGEL 1942: 79
Uroplatus phantasticus — WERMUTH 1965: 187
Uroplatus ebenaui — KLUGE 1993
Uroplatus phantasticus — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 273
Uroplatus phantasticus — RÖSLER 1995: 164 
DistributionE/SE/S Madagascar (Perinet)

Type locality: Madagascar. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.8.26.64 
CommentBAUER & RUSSELL (1989) synonymized U. phantasticus with U. ebenaui. 
References
  • Angel, F. 1942. Les Lézards de Madagascar. Mem. Acad. Malagache, Tananarive XXXVI: 193 pp.
  • Arai, Y. 1996. In the Spotlight - Uroplatus phantasticus. Jour. Int. Gecko Soc. 3 (1): 7-8
  • Arai, Yuji 1996. In the spotlight: Uroplatus phantasticus (Boulenger, 1888). Dactylus 3 (1): 7-8
  • Bauer, A. M. and A. P. Russell 1989. A systematic review of the genus Uroplatus (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) with notes on its biology. Journal of Natural History 23:169-203
  • Boulenger, G. A. 1888. Descriptions of new Reptiles and Batrachians from Madagascar. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (6) 1: 101-107. - get paper here
  • Daoues, Karim and Francis Girard 2005. Note on the Leaf-tail Geckos of the Uroplatus ebenaui-Group. Gekko 4 (2): 40-41
  • Doughty, Paul; Luke Kealley, and Stephen C. Donnellan 2011. Revision of the Pygmy Spiny-tailed Skinks (Egernia depressa species-group) from Western Australia, with descriptions of three new species. Rec. West. Austr. Mus. 26: 115–137 - 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. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • 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
  • Kearney, Michael and Nicole Kearney 2002. Geckos of the Promised Land: A Magical Month in Madagascar. Gekko 2 (2): 21-28
  • Lamberton 1913. Description d’un nouvel uroplate de Madagascar (Reptiles: Sauriens). Bulletin du Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, 19:558-562
  • 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; EDWARD E. LOUIS JR., ANGELICA CROTTINI, ROGER-DANIEL RANDRIANIAINA, FRANK GLAW & MIGUEL VENCES 2011. A new leaf tailed gecko species from northern Madagascar with a preliminary assessment of molecular and morphological variability in the Uroplatus ebenaui group. Zootaxa 3022: 39–57 - 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
  • Rösler, Herbert 1995. Geckos der Welt - Alle Gattungen. Urania, Leipzig, 256 pp.
  • Schönecker, P. 2006. Plattschwanzgeckos (Uroplatus). Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - get paper here
  • Schönecker, P. & Böhle, A. 2004. Die Geckogattungen Madagaskars. Draco 5 (19): 56-67 - get paper here
  • Volta, K.U. & Höhne, P. 2013. Ein Gespenst im Terrarium - die erfolgreiche Haltung und Zucht von Uroplates phantasticus (BOULENGER 1888). Draco 13 (52): 46-52 - get paper here
  • Wolf, S. 2004. Reise in den Osten Madagaskars. Draco 5 (19): 22-29 - get paper here
  • Wolf, S. 2014. Terra incognita inmitten Madagaskars Reisfeldern – die Herpetofauna von Betaolana. Reptilia (Münster) 19 (107): 74-85
 
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