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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Andaman Day Gecko
G: Andamanen-Taggecko 
SynonymPhelsuma andamanense BLYTH 1861: 108
Gecko chameleon TYTLER 1864 (nom. subst.)
Phelsuma andamanense — STOLICZKA 1870: 162
Phelsuma andamanense — BOULENGER 1885: 212
Phelsuma madagascariensis andamanense — LOVERIDGE 1942: 467
Phelsuma andamanensis — MERTENS 1962: 88
Phelsuma andamanensis — BÖRNER 1984
Phelsuma andamanense — KLUGE 1993
Phelsuma andamanensis — RÖSLER 2000: 101
Phelsuma andamanense — BERGHOF 2005: 89
Phelsuma andamanense — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 79
Phelsuma andamanensis — GLAW & RÖSLER 2015 
DistributionIndia: Andaman Islands, Nicobar Islands (AUSTIN et al. 2004)

Type locality: Andaman Islands  
TypesHolotype: ZSI 6177 
EtymologyNamed after its distribution on the Andaman Islands. The gender of the genus Phelsuma was treated as feminine and accordingly the species name “andamanensis” was in prevailing usage until kluge (2001) erroneously re-introduced the original neuter form “andamanense” for this species without justification (see also Glaw & Rösler 2015). 
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  • Annandale, N. 1904. The lizards of the Andamans. Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal, Vol. I.
  • Austin, J.J.; E. N. Arnold and C. G. Jones 2004. Reconstructing an island radiation using ancient and recent DNA: the extinct and living day geckos (Phelsuma) of the Mascarene islands. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31 (1): 109-122 - get paper here
  • Berghof, H.-P. 2005. Taggeckos. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 144 pp. - get paper here
  • Blyth,E. 1861. Proceedings of the Society. Report of the Curator. J. Asiatic Soc. Bengal xxix [1860]: 87-115 - get paper here
  • Börner A M; Minuth W 1984. On the taxonomy of the Indian Ocean lizards of the Phelsuma madagascariensis species group (Reptilia, Gekkonidae). J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 81 (2) 1984: 243-281 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Chandramouli, S.R. 2020. Notes on courtship and breeding behavior of the Andaman Day Gecko, Phelsuma andamanensis Blyth 1861 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae), in the Andaman Islands. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians 27 (1): 54–55 - get paper here
  • Chandramouli, S.R. 2022. Diversity and distribution of gekkonids of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands: An overview of past studies to the present scenario, with an updated checklist and future prospects Reptile Rap #226, In: Zoo’s Print 37(9): 03–10 - get paper here
  • Das, Indraneil & Abhijit Das 2017. A Naturalist’s Guide to the Reptiles of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd., Oxford, 176 pp.
  • Glaw, F. & Rösler, H. 2015. Taxonomic checklist of the day geckos of the genera Phelsuma Gray,1825 and Rhoptropella Hewitt,1937 (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): - get paper here
  • Hallmann, G. 1984. Der Andamanen-Taggecko. Herpetofauna 6 (33): 11 - get paper here
  • Hallmann, G.; Krüger, J. & Trautmann, G. 2008. Faszinierende Taggeckos. Die Gattung Phelsuma. 2. Aufl. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 253 pp. - get paper here
  • HOFMANN, T 2011. Farb - und Zeichnungsanomalien bei Taggeckos der Gattung Phelsuma GRAY, 1825. Sauria, Berlin 33 (1): 21-24 - get paper here
  • Loveridge,A.R. 1942. Revision of the Afro-Oriental geckos of the genus Phelsuma. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harvard 89: 439-482 - get paper here
  • Mertens,R. 1962. Die Arten und Unterarten der Geckonengattung Phelsuma. Senckenbergiana biologica 43: 81-127
  • Mohan, A.V., Orozco-terWengel, P., Shanker, K. et al. 2020. The Andaman day gecko paradox: an ancient endemic without pronounced phylogeographic structure. Sci Rep 10: 11745 (2020) - get paper here
  • Mohan, Ashwini Venkatanarayana 2020. An update to species distribution records of geckos (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal. Herpetology Notes 13: 631-637 - get paper here
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  • ROCHA, SARA; HERBERT RÖSLER, PHILIP-SEBASTIAN GEHRING, FRANK GLAW, DAVID POSADA, D. JAMES HARRIS & MIGUEL VENCES 2010. Phylogenetic systematics of day geckos, genus Phelsuma, based on molecular and morphological data (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 2429: 1–28 - 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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  • Smith, M.A. 1935. The herpetology of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Trans. Linn. Soc. London 3: 150-158
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  • Stoliczka, F. 1873. Notes on some Andamese and Nicobarese Reptiles, with the descriptions of three new species of lizards. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 42: 162-169 - get paper here
  • Tytler, R. C. 1865. Observations on a few species of geckos alive in the possession of the author. J. Asiatic Soc. Bengal 33 [1864]:535—548. - get paper here
  • Venugopal, P.D. 2010. An updated and annotated list of Indian lizards (Reptilia: Sauria) based on a review of distribution records and checklists of Indian reptiles. Journal of Threatened Taxa 2 (3): 725-738. - get paper here
  • Whitaker, R.; Whitaker, Z. 1979. 19. Notes on Phelsuma Andamanense, the Andaman Day Gecko or Green Gecko. J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 75 (2): 497-499 - get paper here
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