Phelsuma parkeri LOVERIDGE, 1941
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|Higher Taxa||Gekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Common Names||E: Parker's Day Gecko|
|Synonym||Phelsuma madagascariensis parkeri LOVERIDGE 1941: 175|
Phelsuma parkeri — MERTENS 1963
Phelsuma abbotti parkeri — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 10
Phelsuma parkeri — KLUGE 1993
Phelsuma parkeri — RÖSLER 2000: 103
Phelsuma parkeri — BERGHOF 2005: 117
Phelsuma parkeri — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 177
Phelsuma parkeri — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 122
|Distribution||Tanzania, Pemba Island, Kinowe|
Type locality: Kinowe, Pemba Island, Tanzania.
|Types||Holotype: MCZ R-46086|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Agrees with madagascariensis Gray in proportions and scale counts, but differs in color pattern. (Loveridge 1941: 175)|
Description. (Paratype variations in parenthesis.) Snout (1⅔ to) 2 times as long as the distance between the eye and the ear-opening, vertical diameter of the latter (¾ of, or) equal to, that of the former; rostral without (rarely with) a median cleft above; centre of nostril above the first labial; nostril between first labial and 3 nasals, the uppermost separated from its fellow by 1 (rarely 2) granule; upper labials 9 (8-10); lower labials 8 (7-9); chin region covered with enlarged scales of which the 4-5 outer pairs are much larger than the inner, the latter posteriorly merging into the
gulars. Back covered with smooth granules; ventral scales smooth; (male paratypes with 32-36 preano-femoral pores); about 16-17 transverse shields and lamellae beneath fourth toe distally; tail, when unregenerate, covered above with smooth scales arranged in verticils of 6-7 scales, below with smooth, imbricate scales, of which the median series is strongly transversely enlarged. (Loveridge 1941: 175)
Coloration. In alcohol. Above, bluish grey (green in life), finely vermiculate with black on back and limbs; tail paler and uniform. Below. whitish, immaculate, even on throat. (Loveridge 1941: 176)
Measurements. Total length of type female, 148 (65 + 83) mm., that of a paratype male, 148 + (65 + 83+) mm., the tail in process of regeneration. (Loveridge 1941: 176)
Description: Loveridge 1947: 299.
|Comment||Max. length: 160 mm.|
|Etymology||Named after herpetologist H.W. Parker.|
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