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Uroplatus pietschmanni BÖHLE & SCHÖNECKER, 2004

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Spiny Leaf-tailed Gecko, cork-bark leaf-tail gecko 
SynonymUroplatus pietschmanni BÖHLE & SCHÖNECKER 2004 
DistributionMadagascar (east coast rainforest)

Type locality: Fierenana (18° 28’ 60’’ S, 48° 23’ 60’’ E), “etwa 60 km nördlich von Moramanga und 25 km östlich von Amboasary Gara, Provinz Toamasina, Ost-Madagaskar”, elevation 1041 m.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: ZSM 613/2003 
CommentSVL max 81 mm, total length max. 134 mm. 
EtymologyNamed after Jürgen Pietschmann, German gecko breeder. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Böhle, A. & P. Schönecker 2003. Eine neue Art der Gattung Uroplatus Duméril, 1805 aus Ost-Madagaskar (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) Salamandra 39 (3-4): 129-138 - get paper here
  • Foley, Sean C. 2006. Husbandry and Reproduction of the Spiny Leaf-tailed Gecko (Uroplatus pietschmanni) at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden. Gekko 5 (1): 5-12
  • Gehring, P.S. 2013. Seelenräuber mit Haftlamellen - Madagassische Plattschwanzgeckos der Gattung Uroplatus. Draco 13 (52): 4-17 - 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
  • Schönecker, P. 2006. Plattschwanzgeckos (Uroplatus). Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - get paper here
  • Schönecker, P. & Böhle, A. 2004. Neues aus Madagaskar: Haltung und Zucht und Lebensweise von Uroplatus pietschmanni BÖHLE & SCHÖNECKER 2004. Draco 5 (18): 40-44 - get paper here
  • Svatek, S. & van Duin, S. 2002. Plattschwanzgeckos. Die Gattung Uroplatus. Brähmer Verlag, Banteln, 161 pp.
 
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