RAXWORTHY, INGRAM, RABIBISOA & PEARSON, 2007
Ravenala day gecko
This species was described by the model of "ecological niche". The tree of the traveler Ravenala madagascariensis is the preferred habitat (= the ecological niche) of this type.
2007: Phelsuma ravenala RAXWORTHY, INGRAM, RABIBISOA & PEARSON, Syst. Biol 56 (6):. 918, fig 5y..
AMNH R-155718 (RAX8676)
Mananjary, eastern Madagascar
With a total length of about 13 cm, half of which is attributable to the tail, belongs Phelsuma ravenala to the midsize members of the genus. The species is in appearance Phelsuma dubia very similar, especially if the animals show in its normal, darkened coloring. In the splendor of coloring the geckos change contrast to a metallic-green coloration of the body top.On the back numerous dark red spots are present, which extend to the front part of the tail. On the tops of the limbs fine, often only weakly indicated, red spots may be present. The orange-red stain drawing on the head is also usually weak. The reddish-brown eyes are surrounded by a blue ring. The Body underside is white.
As with the sister species Phelsuma dubia also differs in Phelsuma ravenala from the coloration of the pups of the coloration of the adult geckos. The juveniles show a gray-brown color of the body top surface with numerous small blue dots that are particularly clearly in the occiput and neck. The tops of the limbs are mottled yellowish. Particularly striking is the intensely yellow-colored tail. This tail coloration fades slowly and can, especially in females, are preserved until they reach sexual maturity.
Phelsuma ravenala, Offspring
Phelsuma ravenala, females
Habitat and Distribution:
Hitherto Phelsuma ravenala only 3 localities known: the Terra typica Mananjary, the port city of Toamasina and the island of St. Marie. All localities lie on the east coast of Madagascar and have a humid coastal climate. The describer give as habitat for this kind exclusively Ravenala madagascariensis , but other observations also call coconut trees as habitat.
Phelsuma ravenala one of the Phelsumen whose attitude is relatively easily in captivity. It is very important in this kind good lighting, since the animals only show their superb coloring. For Phelsuma ravenalaTerrarienhumus suitable as ground very well, as climbing several vertical and horizontal bamboo poles are introduced. Planted are the terrariums with large-leaved plants, particularly Sansevierias have proved effective.As lighting T5 fluorescent tubes are suitable, in addition should have local heat radiator sun places will be created. Have proved daytime temperatures of 25-28 ° C, the fall at night to 20-22 ° C. In winter it is recommended that during the only increase daytime temperatures to a maximum of 23 ° C for 2-3 months a cool attitude. As these geckos come from a wet coastal climate, is the evening sprayed vigorously so at night a humidity of 80 to 100% is achieved. Also during the day, the humidity should not fall sharply, so the use of a spray is recommended. A low humidity day not interfere geckos, but it comes then often means that the data stored in the terrarium eggs dry out. Since Phelsuma ravenala one of the eiklebenden Phelsumen, it is not always possible to remove the eggs from the terrarium. Most of the eggs are glued to Sansevierienblätter but also bamboo poles or terrarium panes were occasionally used as nesting sites.Overall, the geckos are very productive, in the months of April to November, a scrim is all 4 to 6 weeks deposed. At temperatures of 24-26 ° C they hatch after 40 to 45 days. The rearing of young animals is easy. But problem is the high excess of females in the hatchlings, their share was over 90% so far. Unfortunately, few animals are available in the terrarium, so that experiments with different breeding conditions are very restricted. Experiments with higher incubation temperatures of up to 31 ° C did not lead even at nighttime temperature drop to room temperature to success, but there was high precipitation.
22- PHELSUMA ROESLERI
GLAW, Gehring, KOHLER, Franzen & Vences, 2010
Named after Herbert Rösler
2010 Phelsuma roesleri , GLAW, Gehring, KOHLER, Franzen & Vences, A new dwarf species of day gecko, genus Phelsuma , from the Ankarana pinnacle karst in northern Madagascar. Salamandra 46 (2): 83-92
Zoological State Collection of Munich, ZSM 1517/2008
Zoological State Collection of Munich, ZSM 1516/2008
Université d'Antananarivo, Département de Biologie Animale, not cataloged
Ankarana Mountains in the province of Antsiranana, northern Madagascar
In Phelsuma roesleri is a smaller species of the genus. It reaches a total length of about 70 mm with a head-body length of 33 to 36mm. The basic color of Phelsuma roesleri is a bright green. The tail and the rear back area and the dark circles are partly strongly colored turquoise. Starting on the snout running four red transverse bands on the head and neck.Behind it are three short red longitudinal strips, which dissolve behind the forelimbs. The marking on the back consists of two powerful red vertical bar on the rear half of the back. This may be partially interconnected. Go against the tail toward the beam into a fine point drawing. The limbs are strong marbled. A clear Lateralband runs, behind the eye, starting to the hindlimbs. The underside of Phelsuma roesleri is dirty white.
The habitat of Phelsuma roesleri located in the Ankarana Massif in northern Madagascar. That of Phelsuma roesleri inhabited Habitat is in a moderately moist for this region area. On an annual average 1,900 mm of precipitation falls (Hawkins et al. 1990), this region has a drying time of approximately seven months (Fowler et al., 1989, Cardiff & Befourouack 2003). Phelsuma roesleri is a resident of the Karst forest and prefers to live on there Pandanus sp. .
From Phelsuma roesleri there is no data yet for keeping and breeding.
23- PHELSUMA ROSAGULARIS :
Vinson & Vinson, 1969
Rosakehliger Mauritius Taggecko
derivation of the name of pink = pink and gularis = throat
Type specimen: JMV 69.R.153, xii.1969
1969 Phelsuma guimbeaui rosagularis , Vinson & Vinson, Mauritius Inst Bull, Port Louis, 6 (4):.. 283, Figure 11 (2)
2004: Phelsuma rosagularis , Austin, Arnold & Jones, Mo 1, Phylogenet. . Evol, 31: 118
Terra typica: Les Mares, about 600 meters above sea level; Mauritius
P. rosagularis achieved GL 160-170 mm in males. The females remain clearly smaller with a GL of about 120 mm. The hull is narrow and elongated, as the tail, so is particularly striking in the male of pretty broad and elongated head. The color is similar to nominate, but shows differences: On the upper body side, the sub-species is a lighter green and the color of the back drawing tends to orange. The existing in the nominate form in the neck on a blue background "loop" with subsequent median topline is at the subspecies open, extended and interrupted. Instead of the topline occur orange spots and lines on with a tendency to cross bands that can merge with the also irregularly interrupted Dorsolateralstreifen.
The rear third of the light green, trimmed with orange spots tail top is bluish. The lower half of supralabials is more or less pink-orange colored, while the Sublabialia are intensely pink-orange. This color also shows the throat to the base of the neck. The scales below the ear openings (up to the front legs) are also orange. Information available at the nominate two to three dark gray throat side "V-sign" are completely absent. The abdominal region is whitish with a pink to purple coloring, which merges into the Kloakalregion in an intense orange-red and continues on the underside of tail. The bottoms of the toes and the hind legs are orange.
The lower third of the body edges is colored dove gray, but can also show the color of the abdomen. At the tail side the pink coloration can be clearly seen.
The distribution of this Phelsume is limited to the coolest and wettest regions at altitudes 325-675 m. The incidence ranges sporadically down to 200 m. Noteworthy is the close relationship of this sub-species of endemic tree species of the original, montane rainforest. The dominant trees belong mainly to the family Sapotaceae.
The annual rainfall varies between 3000 mm and 4500 mm; with an average humidity between 60 percent (southern winter) and more than 90 percent (the southern summer). This climate values are a condition of this occurring in large numbers varied epiphytic plants.
Daily temperatures in the southern winter from 14 to 24 ° C and in the austral summer 19 to 26 ° C. As needed, however, the temperature can rise to 35 ° C under strong sunlight. Because of the cool weather show the geckos often a dark and brownish color. Thus was the beginning of October, the temperature in the sun room of a gecko at 15.00 20 ° C at a relative humidity of 58 percent.
Reproduction in captivity:
A successful reproduction over several generations in the terrarium is not known. P. rosagularis one of the Eiklebern. The incubation period is between 50 and 60 days. The boys have after hatching to a GL of 45 mm.Noteworthy is the youth coloration which in plain gray brown - without the presence in the pups of the nominate white speckles - shows.
The rearing is carried out separately in small tanks with enough climbing opportunities and a ground out Blähtonsteinchen which provide plenty of high humidity. At temperatures around 25 ° C the young geckos grow quite fast and have recolored even after 12 months.
P. rosagularis, Offspring
24- Seipp's day gecko, Phelsuma seippi
This lizard belongs to the medium-sized day geckos. It can reach a total length of about 14 cm. The body colour of this slender and long-snouted gecko is green or yellowish green. There are several small red or rust-coloured spots on the back which may form dorsal striping. A rust coloured eye stripe extends from the nostril to above the ear opening. A red v-shaped marking may be present on the head. Typical for this species are several v-shaped stripes on the throat. The ventral side is light pink.
This species inhabits northwest Madagascar. It can also be found on the islands Nosy Bé and Nosy Komba.
Phelsuma seippi is restricted to the native rainforests and avoids bright sun light. It live on trees both in the forest and along its edges.
Seipp's day gecko (Phelsuma seippi Meier, 1987) is a diurnal species of geckos. It lives in north Madagascar and typically inhabits rainforests and dwells on trees. Seipp's day gecko feeds on insects and nectar.
Seipp‘s day gecko
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These day geckos feed on various insects and other invertebrates. They also like to lick soft, sweet fruit, pollen and nectar.
This Phelsuma species is often found in pairs on a tree. Juveniles mainly inhabit surrounding low shrubs.
The females lay a pair of eggs and hide them on the ground under foliage or wood or they may lay their eggs on trees under loose bark. At a temperature of 28°C, the young will hatch after approximately 45–50 days. The juveniles measure 40 mm.
Care and maintenance in captivity :
These animals should be housed in pairs in a well planted terrarium. The temperature should be between 25 and 28°C. The humidity should be maintained between 75 and 100%. In captivity, these animals can be fed with crickets, wax moth larvae, fruit flies, mealworms and houseflies.
- Jump up^ Glaw, F., Rabibisoa, N., Rakotondrazafy, N.A. & Ratsoavina, F. (2011). "Phelsuma seippi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
-Henkel, F.-W. and W. Schmidt (1995) Amphibien und Reptilien Madagaskars, der Maskarenen, Seychellen und Komoren. Ulmer Stuttgart. ISBN 3-8001-7323-9
-McKeown, Sean (1993) The general care and maintenance of day geckos. Advanced Vivarium Systems, Lakeside CA.
Phelsuma seippi baby
Named after Lord Robert Seipp / Frankfurt a. M.
1987 Phelsuma seippi Meier, Salamandra, Bonn, 23 (4): 204, Fig.13
Nosy Be, northwest Madagascar
A medium-sized Phelsume with a total length of 150 mm, which is characterized by a very pronounced triple V-drawing on the head base and a very pronounced reins strips.Exceptional for Phelsumen is the presence in males and females intense pink belly coloration. Phelsuma seippi is oberseits intensely colored green with irregular red spots.
Furthermore striking are the small dark stripes on the tail top and the dark, sometimes in superb coloring almost black band from the snout tip to the eye, which continues to be marked reins stripe behind the eye. The light-dark mottling on the upper side of the front and hind legs, including fingers and toes is strong.
In the coloring is no significant difference between the sexes. However, the anal region of the males is highlighted yellow and has 22 to 29 Präanofemoralporen.
Phelsuma seippi, females
Distribution and habitat:
Phelsuma seippi is currently known only from Nosy Be and a small locality on the mainland opposite and lives predominantly in closed forest areas and their peripheral zones. The climate in this habitat is characterized by low day-night fluctuations and a high humidity.In Lokobe Forest (Nossi Be) daily temperatures were measured at 30 ° C at about 90 percent humidity in April 1990 levels. At night, the temperature is only slightly lower.
Reproduction in the terrarium:
For the maintenance of this appealing Phelsume a terrarium with the dimensions 30 x 40 x (x depth x height width) is sufficient 70cm. In this terrarium, with appropriate planting (forest dwellers) a pair ofPhelsuma seippi maintained, and are also regularly reported to offspring.
Eggs are laid approximately every 30 days. The eggs are then transferred to an incubator and the young hatch then after about 55 days at a Zeitigungstemperatur of 26 ° C.
Phelsuma seippi, Offspring
The rearing is expediently carried separately in small terrariums. With a balanced diet, the small Phelsumen grow rapidly.
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