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Matoatoa spannringi NUSSBAUM, RAXWORTHY & PRONK, 1998

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymMatoatoa spannringi NUSSBAUM, RAXWORTHY & PRONK 1998: 12
Matoatoa spannringi — RÖSLER 2000: 95
Matoatoa spannringi — HEINICKE et al. 2014 
DistributionSE Madagascar

Type locality: between Ambohimanana and Fiadanana, 690 m elevation , Ikongo Fivondronana, Fianarantsoa Province (21° 28.61’S, 47°33..83’ E).  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 218371, male 
CommentMatoatoa sp. have adhesive tail pads and NUSSBAUM et al. discuss such pads in other species of geckos. 
EtymologyNamed after the collector, Jürgen Spannring. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Funnell, Sheila; Megan Shrum, Emahalala Ellis and Franco Andreone. 2012. A new record of the phantom gecko Matoatoa spannringi from Sainte Luce, SE Madagascar augments the species’ known range. Herpetology Notes 6: 151-153
  • Heinicke, Matthew P.; Juan D. Daza, Eli Greenbaum, Todd R. Jackman & Aaron M. Bauer 2014. Phylogeny, taxonomy and biogeography of a circum-Indian Ocean clade of leaf-toed geckos (Reptilia: Gekkota), with a description of two new genera. Systematics and Biodiversity 12 (1): 23-42, DOI:10.1080/14772000.2013.877999 - get paper here
  • Nussbaum R.A., RAXWORTHY C.J. & PRONK,O. 1998. The ghost geckos of Madagascar: a further revision of the Malagasy leaf-toed geckos (Reptilia, Squamata, Gekkonidae). Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan 186: 1-26 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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