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Phelsuma berghofi KRÜGER, 1996

IUCN Red List - Phelsuma berghofi - Near Threatened, NT

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymPhelsuma berghofi KRÜGER 1996
Phelsuma berghofi — RÖSLER 2000: 101
Phelsuma berghofi — BERGHOF 2005: 111
Phelsuma berghofi — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 88
Phelsuma berghofi — GLAW & RÖSLER 2015 
DistributionSE Madagascar

Type locality: “Somisiky, Süd-Ost-Madagaskar (23°23'S, 47°32'E), 56 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 62991, collected by H.P. Berghof, March 1996, Paratypes: ZSM 337/2003, ZSM 200/2006 
CommentGroup: Member of the Phelsuma dubia (phenetic) group (GLAW, VENCES & ZIEGLER 1999).

Distribution: see map in Gehring et al. 2010. 
EtymologyNamed after Hans-Peter Berghof, a German expert and breeder of Phelsuma. 
  • Berghof, H.-P. 2005. Taggeckos. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 144 pp. - get paper here
  • Berghof, Hans-Peter 2006. Phelsuma berghofi Krüger, 1996-Biology, Husbandry and Propagation. Gekko 5 (1): 26-32
  • Berghof, P. 2014. Phelsumenhaltung im Terrarium. Eine Erfolgsstory? Reptilia (Münster) 19 (105): 18-26
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - get paper here
  • Forsberg, M. 2004. Phelsuma dubia - captive care of the forgotten day gecko. Reptilia (GB) (36): 43-47 - get paper here
  • Gehring, P.S. & Glaw, F. 2010. Bunte Vielfalt in modernem Licht: Taggeckos der Gattung Phelsuma. Draco 11 (43): 4-21
  • Gehring, Philip-Sebastian; Angelica Crottini,, Frank Glaw, Susanne Hauswaldt & Fanomezana M. Ratsoavina 2010. Notes on the natural history, distribution and malformations of day geckos (Phelsuma) from Madagascar. Herpetology Notes 3: 321-327
  • 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.; Krüger, J. & Trautmann, G. 2008. Faszinierende Taggeckos. Die Gattung Phelsuma. 2. Aufl. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 253 pp. - get paper here
  • Krüger, J. 1996. Beschreibung einer neuen Art aus der Gattung Phelsuma aus dem Süd-Osten Madagaskars. Herpetofauna 18 (105): 14-18 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Rösler, Herbert 2001. Zur Rumpfbeschuppung der Gattung Phelsuma GRAY 1825: zoogeographische Aspekte (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Gekkota 3: 47-73
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