Phelsuma sundbergi

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Phelsuma sundbergi
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gekkonidae
Genus: Phelsuma
Species:
P. sundbergi
Binomial name
Phelsuma sundbergi
Rendahl, 1939
Phelsuma sundbergi distribution.png

Phelsuma sundbergi, commonly called the La Digue day gecko, Mahé day gecko, or Seychelles giant day gecko, is a species of lizard in the family Gekkonidae. The species is endemic to Seychelles and has three subspecies.

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, sundbergi, is in honor of Swedish amateur ichthyologist Henrik Sundberg.[1]

Habitat[edit]

The natural habitats of P. sundbergi are subtropical or tropical dry forests, subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, plantations, rural gardens, urban areas, and introduced vegetation.

Conservation status[edit]

P. sundbergi is threatened by habitat loss.

Subspecies[edit]

Three subspecies are recognized as being valid, including the nominotypical subspecies.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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 sundbergi, p. 258).
  2. ^ "Phelsuma sundbergi ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Glaw, Frank; Rösler, Herbert (2015). "Taxonomic checklist of the day geckos of the genera Phelsuma Gray, 1825 and Rhotropella Hewitt, 1937 (Squamata: Gekkonidae)". Vertebrate Zoology 65 (2): 247-283. (Phelsuma sundbergi, pp. 270–271).
  • Rendahl H (1939). "Zur Herpetologie der Seychellen. I. Reptilien ". Zoologische Jahrbücher, Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere 72: 255-328. (Phelsuma sundbergi, new species, p. 274, Figures 3-5). (in German).