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Phelsuma parva MEIER, 1983

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymPhelsuma quadriocellata parva MEIER 1983
Phelsuma quadriocellata parva — GLAW & VENCES 1994: 296
Phelsuma quadriocellata parva — BERGHOF 2005: 104
Phelsuma quadriocellata parva — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 191
Phelsuma parva — ROCHA et al. 2010
Phelsuma parva — GEHRING & GLAW 2010
Phelsuma parva — GLAW & RÖSLER 2015 

Type locality: Tamatave, Madagascar.  
Reproductionoviparous (not imputed, fide Zimin et al. 2022) 
TypesHolotype: ZFMK 19315; Paratypes: ZFMK '9311-3'4. ZFMK 19316-323. ZFMK 34470-489. some data as holotype. 
CommentMember of the Phelsuma lineata (phenetic) group (GLAW, VENCES & ZIEGLER 1999). 
EtymologyNamed after its small size (Latin “parvus” = small). 
  • 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
  • Böhme, Wolfgang 2014. Herpetology in Bonn. Mertensiella 21. vi + 256 pp. - get paper here
  • Gehring, P.S. & Glaw, F. 2010. Bunte Vielfalt in modernem Licht: Taggeckos der Gattung Phelsuma. Draco 11 (43): 4-21
  • Glaw ,F. & Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar. Vences & Glaw Verlag, Köln (ISBN 3-929449-01-3)
  • 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
  • Meier, H. 1983. Neue Ergebnisse über Phelsuma lineata pusilla MERTENS 1964, Phelsuma bimaculata KAUDERN 1922 und Phelsuma quadriocellata (PETERS, 1883), mit Beschreibung von zwei neuen Unterarten (Sauria: Gekkonidae). Salamandra 19 (3): 108-122 - 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
  • Zimin, A., Zimin, S. V., Shine, R., Avila, L., Bauer, A., Böhm, M., Brown, R., Barki, G., de Oliveira Caetano, G. H., Castro Herrera, F., Chapple, D. G., Chirio, L., Colli, G. R., Doan, T. M., Glaw, F., Grismer, L. L., Itescu, Y., Kraus, F., LeBreton 2022. A global analysis of viviparity in squamates highlights its prevalence in cold climates. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 00, 1–16 - get paper here
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