IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

This large day gecko is naturally restricted to Madagascar, where it has been confirmed from the northeast and from the Sambirano region of the island's northwest (Raxworthy et al. 2007; Rocha et al. 2009, 2010), as well as from the island of Nosy Be. The lizard may be more widespread in northern Madagascar, and further research is needed to establish its occurrence within this range and the exact limits of its distribution. A population has been introduced to Mauritius, where it is widespread (N. Cole pers. comm. July 2011), and it has also become established on Réunion (N. Cole pers. comm. July 2011). This species occurs from sea level, and has been recorded as high as 900 m asl. in Montagne d'Ambre. In its native range the species has an estimated extent of occurrence, based on the extent of known sites, of 9,235 km². As several records at the margins of the known distribution areas are very recent (Labanowski and Lowin 2011, Durkin et al. 2011), the gecko may be more widespread between known sites than is presently recognized.


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