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Phelsuma dorsivittata Gecko enjoying some honey at Camp II Marojejy This day gecko was pleased with some honey at Camp II, Marojejy, 24.10.2016 Madagascar,Marojejy,Peacock Day Gecko,Phelsuma quadriocellata Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Phelsuma dorsivittata Gecko enjoying some honey at Camp II Marojejy

This day gecko was pleased with some honey at Camp II, Marojejy, 24.10.2016

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  1. It looks really happy! Posted 3 years ago
  2. Wow. I never saw a pretty gecko before. Nice find :D Posted 3 years ago
  3. Corrected this species ID after expert input, it is likely the Phelsuma dorsivittata instead. Which makes for a very nice species intro of a very locally endemic species :) Posted one year ago
    1. This "correction" does not convince me :(
      According to Patrick Schönecker: Geckos Madagaskars der Seychellen, Komoren und Maskarenen / Geckos of Madagascar, the Seychelles, Comoros and Mascarene Islands ISBN 978-3-89973-362-4 Phelsuma lineata dorsivittata Mertens 1964 is restricted to the extreme north, cp. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phelsuma_dorsivittata#/media/File:Phelsuma_dorsivittata_distribution.png and looks different with horizontal oriented not bordered maroon macula lateral.
      Phelsuma quadriocellata however, is documented at Marojejy, where this picture was taken. The lateral macula is more vertical and shows a broad blue border in the nominate form.
      So I would suggest resetting to the former ID.
      Posted one year ago
      1. Thanks for the counter challenge. Asking the expert for a comeback to your challenge, let's wait for that. Posted one year ago
        1. Update: you were right, the correction was in fact incorrect:

          "they are correct—this is Phelsuma quadriocellata lepida. I thought that this population had been re-assigned to P. cf. dorsivittata, but they are two separate species. I had forgotten that P. q. lepida was from this area."

          apologies!
          Posted one year ago

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''Phelsuma quadriocellata'' is a species of gecko known by the common name peacock day gecko. It is endemic to Madagascar, where it is a common to abundant, widespread reptile.

This gecko lives in many types of low- to mid-elevation habitat types in Madagascar, including forests and areas with human activity such as cultivated land and human habitation. It is sometimes associated with ''Pandanus'' species.

This is likely a species complex. It is currently divided into three.. more

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Ferdy Christant
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Uploaded Dec 17, 2016. Captured Oct 24, 2016 12:54.
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  • 340mm