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Paroedura lohatsara GLAW, VENCES & SCHMIDT, 2001

IUCN Red List - Paroedura lohatsara - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymParoedura lohatsara GLAW, VENCES & SCHMIDT 2001
Paroedura lohatsara — BÖHME 2014: 140 

Type locality: Montagne de Francais (between 12°19’17”S, 49°20’13’’ E, 174 m elevation, and 12°19’34”S, 49°20’09’’ E), northern Madagascar.  
TypesHolotype: ZSM 985/2001; Paratypes: ZFMK, ZSM 
CommentSympatric with P. karstophila and P. stumpffi.

SVL max 80 mm. 
EtymologyNamed after the Malagasy words “loha” (= head) and “tsara” (= beautiful or good). 
  • Aprea, Gennaro; Franco Andreone, Domenico Fulgione, Agnese Petraccioli, and Gaetano Odierna 2013. Chromosomal Rearrangements Occurred Repeatedly and Independently during Species Diversification in Malagasy Geckos, Genus Paroedura. African Zoology Apr 2013, Vol. 48, No. 1: 96-108. - get paper here
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - get paper here
  • D'Cruze, Neil; Jeremy Sabel, Katie Green, Jeffrey Dawson, Carlie Gardner, Janine Robinson, Georgina Starkie, Miguel Vences, and Frank Glaw. 2007. The First Comprehensive Survey of Amphibians and Reptiles at Montagne des Francais, Madagascar. Herp. Cons. Biol. 2 (2): 87-99 - get paper here
  • Glaw, F., M. Vences & K. Schmidt 2001. A new species of Paroedura Günther from northern Madagascar (Reptilia, Squamata, Gekkonidae). Spixiana 24 (3): 249-256 - get paper here
  • Glaw,F.; Schmidt, K. & Vences,M. 2003. Nachtgeckos aus Madagaskar. DATZ 56 (9): 6-11
  • Hawlitschek, O. & Glaw, F. 2012. The complex colonization history of nocturnal geckos (Paroedura) in the Comoros Archipelago. Zoologica Scripta 42 (2): 135–150 [online Dec 2012, in print March 2013] - 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
  • Schönecker, P. 2017. Die madagassischen Großkopfgeckos der Gattung Paroedura. Reptilia (Münster) 22 (125): 1423
  • Schönecker, P. & Böhle, A. 2004. Die Geckogattungen Madagaskars. Draco 5 (19): 56-67 - get paper here
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