Matoatoa spannringi Nussbaum, Raxworthy & Pronk, 1998

Phantom gecko, Ghost gecko (generic)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1998 or before

Rediscovered in 2012 or before

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Madagascar (southeast)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Nussbaum, R.A., Raxworthy, C.J. and Pronk, O. (1998). The ghost geckos of Madagascar: a further revision of the Malagasy leaf-toed geckos (Reptilia, Squamata, Gekkonidae). Miscellaneous Publications. Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan 186: 1-26. [WARNING: 62.5MB file!]


Other references:

Funnell, S., Shrum, M., Ellis, E. and Andreone, F. (2012). A new record of the phantom gecko Matoatoa spannringi from Sainte Luce, SE Madagascar augments the species’ known range. Herpetology Notes 5: 151-153.

Raxworthy, C.J., Ratsoavina, F., Rabibisoa, N., Rakotondrazafy, N.A., Bora, P. and Jenkins, R. J. (2013). Matoatoa spannringi. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. ( Downloaded on 27 November 2013.


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