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Paroedura karstophila NUSSBAUM & RAXWORTHY, 2000

IUCN Red List - Paroedura karstophila - Least Concern, LC

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymParoedura karstophila NUSSBAUM & RAXWORTHY 2000 
DistributionNW Madagascar (elevation 150-1280 m)

Type locality: Amboronaomby, Namoroka Reserve,
16°28.321'S, 45°20.825'E, 150-180 m elevation, Soalala
Fivondronana, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 219252 
CommentSympatric with P. lohatsara and P. stumpffi. 
EtymologyNamed after the apparent preferred habitat of this species. 
  • Glaw, Frank; Herbert Rösler, Ivan Ineich, Philip-Sebastian Gehring, Jörn Köhler, Miguel Vences 2014. A new species of nocturnal gecko (Paroedura) from karstic limestone in northern Madagascar. Zoosystematics and Evolution 90(2): 249-259; doi: 10.3897/zse.90.8705 - get paper here
  • Jackman,Todd R.; Aaron M. Bauer, Eli Greenbaum, Frank Glaw and Miguel Vences 2008. Molecular phylogenetic relationships among species of the Malagasy-Comoran gecko genus Paroedura (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46 (1): 74-81 - get paper here
  • Liebel, K.; Meyer, M. & Schmidt, W. 2004. Die Madagassischen Großkopfgeckos (Paroedura). Draco 5 (18): 28-39 - get paper here
  • Nussbaum, R. A. & C. J. Raxworthy 2000. Systematic revision of the genus Paroedura Günther (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae), with description of five new species. Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan No. 189: 1-26 - get paper here
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