Matoatoa

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Matoatoa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria
Infraorder: Gekkota
Family: Gekkonidae
Subfamily: Gekkoninae
Genus: Matoatoa
Nussbaum, Raxworthy & Pronk, 1998
Matoatoa sp. distribution.png

Matoatoa is a small genus of geckos, lizards in the family Gekkonidae. The genus is endemic to Madagascar.[1]

Species[edit]

There are two recognized species:[1]

Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Matoatoa.

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, spannringi, is in honor of botanist Jürgen Spannring who collected the holotype.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Matoatoa at the Reptarium.cz 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. (Matoatoa spannringi, p. 249).

Further reading[edit]

  • Nussbaum RA, Raxworthy CJ, Pronk O (1998). "The Ghost Geckos of Madagascar: A Further Revision of the Malagasy Leaf-toed Geckos (Reptilia, Squamata, Gekkonidae)". Misc. Publ. Mus. Zool. Michigan (186): 1-26. (Matoatoa, new genus, p. 2; M. spannringi, new species, p. 12).