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Phelsuma masohoala RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM, 1994

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymPhelsuma masohoala RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM 1994
Phelsuma masohoala — RÖSLER 2000: 102
Phelsuma masohoala — BERGHOF 2005: 117
Phelsuma masohoala — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 162
Phelsuma masohoala — GLAW & RÖSLER 2015 
DistributionMadagascar (Peninsula Masohoala)

Type locality: Cap Est, NE Madagascar, 15° 15’ S, 50° 29’ S.  
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 203688 
CommentMember of the Phelsuma guttata (phenetic) group (GLAW, VENCES & ZIEGLER 1999).

Max. length: 120 mm. 
Etymologynamed after the type locality. 
  • Berghof, H.-P. 2005. Taggeckos. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 144 pp. - 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
  • HOFMANN, T. & C. TOSCHKE 2010. First Record of a Male Specimen of Phelsuma masohoala Rax worthy & Nussbaum, 1994 in the Museum für Tierkunde Dresden. [in German]. Sauria 32 (2): 67-69 - get paper here
  • Meier, H. & W. BÖHME 1996. Zum taxonomischen Status des Formenkreises von Phelsuma abbotti STEJNEGER, 1893, mit Bemerkungen über P. masohoala RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM, 1994. Salamandra 32 (2): 85-98 - get paper here
  • Raxworthy, C.J. & R.A. Nussbaum 1994. A partial systematic revision of the day geckos, Phelsuma GRAY, of Madagascar (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae). Zool. J. Linnean Soc. 112 (3): 321-335. - 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
  • Stanley, Richard C. and Christopher J. Raxworthy 2016. Rediscovery of the Enigmatic Day Gecko Phelsuma masohoala in Northeast Madagascar. Herp. Cons. Biol. 11 (3): - get paper here
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