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Phelsuma  Gray, 1825
Taxonomic Serial No.: 202163

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Day Geckos [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2011   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                               FamilyGekkonidae  – Geckos  
                                  GenusPhelsuma Gray, 1825 – Day Geckos  
    Direct Children:  
                                     Species Phelsuma abbotti Stejneger, 1893  
                                     Species Phelsuma andamanense Blyth, 1861  
                                     Species Phelsuma antanosy Raxworthy and Nussbaum, 1993  
                                     Species Phelsuma astriata Tornier, 1901  
                                     Species Phelsuma barbouri Loveridge, 1942  
                                     Species Phelsuma berghofi Kruger, 1996  
                                     Species Phelsuma borai Glaw, Köhler and Vences, 2009  
                                     Species Phelsuma borbonica Mertens, 1966  
                                     Species Phelsuma breviceps Boettger, 1894  
                                     Species Phelsuma cepediana (Milbert, 1812)  
                                     Species Phelsuma comorensis Boettger, 1913  
                                     Species Phelsuma dorsivittata Mertens, 1964  
                                     Species Phelsuma dubia (Boettger, 1881)  
                                     Species Phelsuma edwardnewtonii Vinson and Vinson, 1969 – Day Gecko 
                                     Species Phelsuma flavigularis Mertens, 1962  
                                     Species Phelsuma gigas (Lienard, 1842)  
                                     Species Phelsuma gouldi Crottini, Gehring, Glaw, Harris, Lima and Vences, 2011  
                                     Species Phelsuma grandis Gray, 1870  
                                     Species Phelsuma guentheri Boulenger, 1885 – Round Island Day Gecko 
                                     Species Phelsuma guimbeaui Mertens, 1963 – Orange-spotted Day Gecko, Mauritius Forest Day Gecko 
                                     Species Phelsuma guttata Kaudern, 1922  
                                     Species Phelsuma hielscheri Rösler, 2001  
                                     Species Phelsuma hoeschi Berghoff and Trautmann, 2009  
                                     Species Phelsuma inexpectata Mertens, 1966  
                                     Species Phelsuma kely Schonecker, Bach and Glaw, 2004  
                                     Species Phelsuma klemmeri Seipp, 1991  
                                     Species Phelsuma kochi Mertens, 1954  
                                     Species Phelsuma laticauda (Boettger, 1880) – Broad-tailed Day Gecko, Gold Dust Day Gecko 
                                     Species Phelsuma lineata Gray, 1842  
                                     Species Phelsuma madagascariensis (Gray, 1831) – Madagascar Giant Day Gecko, Madagascar Day Gecko 
                                     Species Phelsuma malamakibo Nussbaum, Raxworthy, Raselimanana and Ramanamanjato, 2000  
                                     Species Phelsuma masohoala Raxworthy and Nussbaum, 1994  
                                     Species Phelsuma modesta Mertens, 1970  
                                     Species Phelsuma mutabilis (Grandidier, 1869)  
                                     Species Phelsuma nigristriata Meier, 1984  
                                     Species Phelsuma ocellata (Boulenger, 1885)  
                                     Species Phelsuma ornata Gray, 1825  
                                     Species Phelsuma parkeri Loveridge, 1941  
                                     Species Phelsuma parva Meier, 1983  
                                     Species Phelsuma pronki Seipp, 1994  
                                     Species Phelsuma pusilla Mertens, 1964  
                                     Species Phelsuma quadriocellata (W. Peters, 1883)  
                                     Species Phelsuma ravenala Raxworthy, Ingram, Rabibisoa and Pearson, 2007  
                                     Species Phelsuma robertmertensi Meier, 1980  
                                     Species Phelsuma roesleri Glaw, Gehring, Köhler, Franzen and Vences, 2010  
                                     Species Phelsuma rosagularis Vinson and Vinson, 1969  
                                     Species Phelsuma seippi Meier, 1987  
                                     Species Phelsuma serraticauda Mertens, 1963  
                                     Species Phelsuma standingi Methuen and Hewitt, 1913  
                                     Species Phelsuma sundbergi Rendahl, 1939  
                                     Species Phelsuma v-nigra Boettger, 1913  
                                     Species Phelsuma vanheygeni Lerner, 2004  

  Expert: Aaron Bauer, Ph.D.  
  Notes: Professor, Gerald M. Lemole Endowed Chair in Integrative Biology   
  Reference for: Phelsuma    
  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Phelsuma    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Checklist of CITES species, CD-ROM (version 2008)  
  Acquired: 2009   
  Notes: UNEP-WCMC (Comps.) 2008. Checklist of CITES species (CD-ROM). CITES Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland, and UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISBN 2-88323-029-3. Available online at or from CITES Secretariat, Chemin des Anémones, 1219 Châtelaine, Genève, Switzerland   
  Reference for: Phelsuma   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Phelsuma   
  Source: Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians ..., ed. 6.1, website (version 6.1)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Boundy, J., F. Burbrink, J. Campbell, B. Crother, K. de Quiroz, D. Frost, R. Highton, J. Iverson, F. Kraus, R. McDiarmid, J. Mendelson III, P. Meylen, R. Pyron, T. Reeder, M. Seidel, S. Tilley and D. Wake (Crother, B., ed.). Scientific and Standard English Names of Amphibians and Reptiles of North America North of Mexico, With Comments Regarding Confidence In Our Understanding. Edition 6.1, Last updated: 24 May 2011. Available at   
  Reference for: Phelsuma, Day Geckos [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada, draft (2004)   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2004) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Phelsuma   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: CITES: Appendix II adopted at the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (The Hague, 2007)  



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