You are here » home advanced search Paroedura vazimba

Paroedura vazimba NUSSBAUM & RAXWORTHY, 2000

IUCN Red List - Paroedura vazimba - Vulnerable, VU

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Paroedura vazimba?

Add your own observation of
Paroedura vazimba »

We have no photos, try to find some by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymParoedura vazimba NUSSBAUM & RAXWORTHY 2000 
DistributionNW Madagascar

Type locality: Botanical Garden B, Ampijoroa Forest Station, 16°19’S, 46°49'E, 90 m elevation, Marovoay Fivonondroana, Mahajanga Province, Madagascar.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 210515 
EtymologyNamed after a Malagasy name for “little forest ghost”. 
  • 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
  • Daoues, Karim & Francis Girard 2004. Note on a Malagasy Shipment with Geckos Belonging to the Genus Paroedura Gunther. Gekko 4 (1): 6-7
  • Evans, A. M., Marshal, J. P., & Alexander, G. J. 2021. Forest patch characteristics affect reptile occurrence in north‐western Madagascar. Austral Ecology - get paper here
  • Glaw,F.; Schmidt, K. & Vences,M. 2003. Nachtgeckos aus Madagaskar. DATZ 56 (9): 6-11
  • 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
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator