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Madagascar day gecko, Marojejy, Madagascar Exact species under investigation. Africa,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Marojejy,Phelsuma grandis,Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis,Spring,World Click/tap to enlarge

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  1. Since the red eye stripe stops at the eye instead of continuing onto the neck, this is Phelsuma grandis. (If it extended, it would be Phelsuma madagascariensis.) See <http://sysbio.oxfordjournals.org/content/56/6/907.full.pdf>; Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you so much, John. This one was confusing to me as it is so much smaller than this:

      Madagascar giant day gecko, Marojejy, Madagascar  Africa,Geotagged,Madagascar,Madagascar North,Marojejy,Phelsuma grandis,Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis,Spring,World

      ...yet is still the same species.
      Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
      1. They do get quite large! The one in this photo must just be more of a youngster. Posted 4 years ago
        1. Probably, the 2nd example is about 4 times larger :) Posted 4 years ago
  2. wow!! Contrasting colours are making this more beautiful!! Posted 4 years ago

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''Phelsuma madagascariensis grandis'' Gray, 1870, is a diurnal arboreal subspecies of the day geckos . These geckos are part of the Phelsuma group, which consists of 70 species and subspecies. One common name is Madagascar giant day gecko, being large and is found in areas of tropical and subtropical forest in northern Madagascar. As with other geckos of the species ''Phelsuma madagascariensis'', ''P. m. grandis'' feeds on various invertebrates and very small vertebrates and nectars.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Jan 24, 2016. Captured Oct 7, 2015 12:15 in 3B, Madagascar.
  • NIKON D800
  • f/4.0
  • 1/400s
  • ISO1100
  • 105mm