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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymPhelsuma malamakibo NUSSBAUM et al. 2000
Phelsuma malamakibo — BERGHOF 2005: 116
Phelsuma malamakibo — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 160
Phelsuma malamakibo — GLAW & RÖSLER 2015 
DistributionS Madagascar (Reserve Naturelle Integrale d'Andohahela)

Type locality: 13.5 km northwest of Eminiminy, nature conservancy Andohahela, SE Madagascar, 24° 35’ S, 46° 44’ E, 1200 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 214972 
CommentMax. length: 120 mm. 
EtymologyNamed after the Malagasy word “malamakibo” meaning “smooth belly”. 
  • Berghof, H.-P. 2005. Taggeckos. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 144 pp. - get paper here
  • Berghof, H.P. 2010. Erste Erfahrungen bei der Pflege und Nachzucht von Phelsuma malamakibo NUSSBAUM, RAXWORTHY, RASELIMANANA & RAMANAMANJATO 2000. Draco 11 (43): 53-59 - get paper here
  • Berghof, P. 2014. Phelsumenhaltung im Terrarium. Eine Erfolgsstory? Reptilia (Münster) 19 (105): 18-26
  • 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
  • Nussbaum,R.A.; C.J. Raxworthy, A.P. Raselimanana, and J.B. Ramanamanjato 2000. New species of day gecko, Phelsuma Gray (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae), from the Reserve Naturelle Integrale d'Andohahela, South Madagascar. Copeia 2000 (3): 763-770 - 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, Herbert 2001. Zur Rumpfbeschuppung der Gattung Phelsuma GRAY 1825: zoogeographische Aspekte (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Gekkota 3: 47-73
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