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Phelsuma kely SCHÖNECKER, BACH & GLAW, 2004

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymPhelsuma kely SCHÖNECKER, BACH & GLAW 2004
Phelsuma kely — BERGHOF 2005: 113
Phelsuma kely — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 133
Phelsuma kely — GLAW & RÖSLER 2015 
DistributionE Madagascar

Type locality: Lac Ampitabe (18°36’ S, 49°15’ E) near Andranokoditra, ca. 65 km south of Toamasina (= Tamatave), East Madagascar.  
TypesHolotype: ZSM 607/2003 
CommentMost closely related to the P. lineata group.

Similar species: Has been mis-identified as Lygodactylys sp. by animal traders.

Max. length: 71 mm.

Abundance: only known from its original description (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyNamed after the Malagasy word kely = small. 
  • Berghof, H.-P. 2005. Taggeckos. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 144 pp. - get paper here
  • Berghof, H.P. & Trautmann, G. 2009. Eine neue Art der Gattung Phelsuma GRAY, 1825 (Sauria: Gekkonidae) von der Ostküste Madagaskars. Sauria 31 (1): 5–14 - get paper here
  • Gehring, Philip-Sebastian; Frank Glaw, Marcelo Gehara, Fanomezana Mihaja Ratsoavina, Miguel Vences 2013. Northern origin and diversification in the central lowlands? – Complex phylogeography and taxonomy of widespread day geckos (Phelsuma) from Madagascar. Organisms Diversity & Evolution DOI:<br />10.1007/s13127-013-0143-5 - 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
  • Hallmann, G.; Krüger, J. & Trautmann, G. 2008. Faszinierende Taggeckos. Die Gattung Phelsuma. 2. Aufl. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 253 pp. - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - 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
  • Schönecker, P.; Bach, S. & Glaw, F. 2004. Eine neue Taggecko-Art der Gattung Phelsuma aus Ost-Madagaskar (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae). Salamandra 40 (2): 105-112 - get paper here
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