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Phelsuma guimbeaui MERTENS, 1963

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Orange-spotted Day Gecko 
SynonymPhelsuma guimbeaui MERTENS 1963
Phelsuma guimbeaui — KLUGE 1993
Phelsuma guimbeaui — RÖSLER 2000: 102
Phelsuma guimbeaui — BERGHOF 2005: 95
Phelsuma guimbeaui — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 122
Phelsuma guimbeaui — GLAW & RÖSLER 2015 
DistributionMascarene Islands: Mauritius (Pailles, La Poresse, Les Mares)

USA (introduced to Hawaii fide McKeown)

Type locality: Pailles, 5 km southwest of Port Louis, Mauritius.  
Reproductionoviparous. Exhibits temperature‐dependent sex determination (TSD) fide Cornejo-Páramo et al. 2020 (and references therein). 
TypesHolotype: SMF 59236 
CommentPhelsuma guimbeaui rosagularis has been elevated to species status by AUSTIN et al. based on DNA evidence. 
Etymologynamed after B. Guimbeau. 
  • 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
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Berghof, H.-P. 2005. Taggeckos. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 144 pp. - get paper here
  • Berghof, P. 2014. Phelsumenhaltung im Terrarium. Eine Erfolgsstory? Reptilia (Münster) 19 (105): 18-26
  • Buckland, Steeves; Nik C. Cole, Jim J. Groombridge, Clemens Küpper, Terry Burke, Deborah A. Dawson, Laura E. Gallagher, Stephen Harris 2014. High Risks of Losing Genetic Diversity in an Endemic Mauritian Gecko: Implications for Conservation. PLoS One 9 (6): e93387. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093387 - get paper here
  • Budzinski, S. & Budzinski, R.M. 2009. Der Mauritius-Taggecko Phelsuma guimbeaui. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 64 pp. - get paper here
  • Budzinski, S. & Budzinski, R.M. 2010. Taggeckos der Insel Mauritius. Draco 11 (43): 45-52 - get paper here
  • Bungard, Michael J.; Carl Jones, Vikash Tatayah, and Diana J. Bell 2014. The Habitat of Two Species of Day Geckos (Phelsuma ornata and Phelsuma guimbeaui) and Implications for Conservation Management in Island Ecosystems. Herp. Cons. Biol. 9 (3): - get paper here
  • Cornejo-Páramo, P., Lira-Noriega, A., Ramírez-Suástegui, C. et al. 2020. Sex determination systems in reptiles are related to ambient temperature but not to the level of climatic fluctuation. BMC Evol Biol 20: 103 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Hagey, Travis J.; Nik Cole, Daniel Davidson, Anthony Henricks, Lisa L. Harmon, and Luke J. Harmon 2016. Temporal Variation in Structural Microhabitat Use of Phelsuma Geckos in Mauritius. Journal of Herpetology 50 (1): 102-107. - 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
  • Hoesch, U. 1981. Die Phelsumen auf Mauritius. Sauria 3 (4): 25-27 - get paper here
  • Krause, P. 2014. Die Interessengruppe Phelsuma. Eine Vereinigung von mehr als 200 Taggecko-Spezialisten. Reptilia (Münster) 19 (105): 44-47
  • Mckeown, Sean 1996. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians in the Hawaiian Islands. Diamond Head Publishing, Inc., Los Osos, CA,
  • Mertens, R. 1963. The geckos of the genus Phelsuma on Mauritius and adjacent islands. Mauritius Institute Bulletin, 5:299—305.
  • Mertens,R. 1963. Studien über die Reptilienfauna Madagaskars. IV. Zwei neue Arten der Geckonengattung Phelsuma. Senckenbergiana biologica 44: 349-356
  • 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
  • Trautmann, G. 1992. Phelsuma guimbeaui MERTENS, 1963. Sauria 14 Suppl.: 255–256 - get paper here
  • Vinson, J., and J. M. Vinson. 1969. The saurian fauna of the Mascarene Islands.nson 1969 Mauritius Institute Bulletin, 6:203-320 [1969]
  • Wohler, Josua. 2013. Unterschiede in der Pupillenform bei einigen Arten der Gattung Phelsuma. Sauria 35 (4): 15-22 - get paper here
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