Cheke's day gecko

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Cheke's day gecko
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Phelsuma
Species: P. abbotti
Subspecies: P. a. chekei
Trinomial name
Phelsuma abbotti chekei
Börner & Minuth, 1984
  • Phelsuma befotakensis
    Börner & Minuth, 1982
    (fide Meier & Böhme, 1996)
  • Phelsuma chekei
    Börner & Minuth, 1984
  • Phelsuma abbotti chekei
    Glaw & Vences, 1994

Cheke's day gecko (Phelsuma abbotti chekei ) is a subspecies of day gecko, a lizard in the family Gekkonidae.


The subspecific name, chekei, is in honor of British ornithologist Anthony S. Cheke.[2]

Geographic range[edit]

P. a. chekei is found on the island of Madagascar.[citation needed]


P. a. chekei primarily eats insects and fruits.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Phelsuma abbotti ". The Reptile Database.
  2. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Phelsuma abbotti chekei, p. 52).

Further reading[edit]

  • Börner A-R, Minuth W (1984). "On the taxonomy of the Indian Ocean Lizards of the Phelsuma madagascariensis species group (Reptilia: Gekkonidae)". J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 81 (2): 243-281. (Phelsuma chekei, new species, p. 259).
  • Glaw F, Vences M (1994). A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar, Second Edition. Cologne, Germany: Vences & Glaw Verlag / Serpents Tale. 480 pp. ISBN 978-3929449-01-3.
  • Meier H, Böhme W (1996). "Zum taxonomischen Status des Formenkreises von Phelsuma abbotti STEJNEGER, 1893, mit Bemerkungen über P. masohoala RAXWORTHY & NUSSBAUM, 1994 ". Salamandra 32 (2): 85-98. (in German, with an abstract in English).