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Phelsuma pronki SEIPP, 1994

IUCN Red List - Phelsuma pronki - Critically Endangered, CR

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymPhelsuma pronki SEIPP 1994
Phelsuma pronki — RÖSLER 2000: 103
Phelsuma pronki — BERGHOF 2005: 118
Phelsuma pronki — HALLMANN et al. 2008: 181
Phelsuma pronki — GLAW & RÖSLER 2015 
DistributionC Madagascar (Andramasina region)

Type locality: Central Madagascar.  
TypesHolotype: SMF 75950 
CommentPhelsuma pronki is characterized by a grey coloured dorsal part of its body with marbled stripes and a yellow held and neck; total length about 112 mm. Taxonomically, the new species holds in isolated position within the Phelsuma harbouri species group, and its distribution is restricted to the central part of Madagascar. Member of the Phelsuma barbouri (phenetic) group (GLAW, VENCES & ZIEGLER 1999). 
EtymologyNamed after O. Pronk 
  • Andriantsimanarilafy, R. R., Razafindraibe, P., Razanakoto, E., & Razafimahatratra, B. 2020. Overview of Pronk’s day gecko Phelsuma pronki (Seipp, 1994)(Reptilia Gekkonidae) from Mangabe protected area, eastern Madagascar. Biodiversity Journal 11 (2): 581–585 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Berghof, H.-P. 2005. Taggeckos. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 144 pp. - get paper here
  • Berghof, H.-P. 2014. Pflege und Vermehrung von Phelsuma pronki Seipp, 1994 und Phelsuma vanheygeni Lerner, 2004. Reptilia (Münster) 19 (105): 38-43
  • 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
  • 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
  • Seipp, R. 1994. Eine neue Art der Gattung Phelsuma Gray 1825 aus Zentral-Madagaskar (Reptilia: Sauria: Gekkonidae). Senckenbergiana biologica 74 (1-2): 193-197.
  • Wohler, Josua. 2013. Unterschiede in der Pupillenform bei einigen Arten der Gattung Phelsuma. Sauria 35 (4): 15-22 - get paper here
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