IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)

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Range Description

This gecko is endemic to Madagascar, where it is widespread within Montagne d'Ambre National Park, and has also been reported from secondary forest fragments near the adjacent town of Joffreville (Ratsoavina et al. 2011). It is likely also to occur in the nearby Forêt d'Ambre, from where it was reported by D'Cruze et al. (2008), but further investigation is required to clarify that this record is attributable to U. finiavana rather than U. ebenaui (Ratsoavina et al. 2011). Further work is required to clarify whether any records of U. ebenaui from other forest blocks in northern Madagascar, including Anjanaharibe-Sud, Manongarivo, Marojejy, Tsaratanana and Makira, refer to U. finiavana (Ratsoavina et al. 2011). A number of reptiles are, however, known to be endemic to Montagne d'Ambre, and it may well be that this species is genuinely confined to this forest. It has been recorded between 700 and 1,300 m asl. in Montagne d'Ambre. The park has an area of 182 km² (Nicoll and Langrand 1989), which is provisionally taken to be this lizard's extent of occurrence.

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