Phelsuma gigas Liénard, 1842

Rodrigues giant day gecko, Rodriguez night gecko, Liénard's giant gecko

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Gecko newtoni Günther, 1877; Gekko newtoni Günther 1877

 

Conservation Status

Extinct

Last record: 1842 or before

IUCN RedList status: Extinct

 

Only known from the recent holotype and some subfossil material.

 

Distribution

Frégate Island, Mascarene Islands

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

Holotype:[/b] BMNH 1965.96

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Liénard, F. (1842). Descriptions de reptiles, de poissons et de crustacés. Rapport de la Société d’Histoire Naturelle de Maurice, (13):55-57.

 

Other references:

Austin, J.J.; E. N. Arnold and C. G. Jones. (2004). Reconstructing an island radiation using ancient and recent DNA: the extinct and living day geckos (Phelsuma) of the Mascarene islands. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31(1): 109-122.

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Cheke, A. S.; Hume, J. P. (2008). Lost Land of the Dodo: an Ecological History of Mauritius, Réunion & Rodrigues. New Haven and London: T. & A. D. Poyser.

Day, David. (1981). The Doomsday Book of Animals: A Natural History of Vanished Species. New York, N.Y.: The Viking Press.

Groombridge, B. 1992. Global Biodiversity: Status of the Earth’s Living Resources. Report compiled by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre. Chapman and Hall, London.
 
Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Günther, A. (1877). Notice of two extinct lizards, formerly inhabiting the Mascarene Islands. Zool. J. Linnean Soc. 13(69): 322-327. [Abstract]

Günther, C. A. L. G. (1879). The extinct reptiles of Rodriguez. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B (Biol. Sci.) 168 (extra volume): 452-456.

Hallmann, G.; Krüger, J. & Trautmann, G. 2008. Faszinierende Taggeckos. Die Gattung Phelsuma. 2. Aufl. Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster, 253 pp.

Joseph-Ouni, M. 2004. Profiles of Extinction #10. Rodrigues Giant Day Gecko. Reptilia (GB) (36): 3.

Liénard. (1842). Rapport de la Société d'Histoire Naturelle de Maurice (13): 55-57. [relevant citation?]

Rocha, Sara et al. (2010). Phylogenetic systematics of day geckos, genus Phelsuma, based on molecular and morphological data (Squamata: Gekkonidae). Zootaxa 2429: 1-28. [Abstract]

Rösler, Herbert. (2001). Zur Rumpfbeschuppung der Gattung Phelsuma GRAY 1825: zoogeographische Aspekte (Sauria: Gekkonedae). Gekkota 3: 47-73.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1996a). Phelsuma gigas. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 21 July 2013.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 1996b. Phelsuma gigas. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T16925A6598516. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T16925A6598516.en. Downloaded on 23 June 2021.

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/10077/phelsuma-gigas-rodrigues-giant-gecko

https://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Phelsuma&species=gigas

 

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