Phelsuma abbotti — Abbott’s Day Gecko
Some other names for this species:
Aldabra Day Gecko
Subspecies I've seen:
P. a. chekei
Northwestern Day Gecko
Phelsuma abbotti chekei — Northwestern Day Gecko
On trees in the Ankarana forest, I thought I noticed a few day geckos that were a paler shade of green than the other ones I'd seen, but they kept sneaking away before I could get a good look. Eventually I did manage to photograph a few, which turned out to be P. abbotti, a species I didn't see anywhere else.
Here is a list of all the reptiles and frogs I saw on this trip to Madagascar.
- Glaw, F., Vences, M. 1994. A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar, Second Edition
- Glaw, F., Vences, M. 2007. A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar, Third Edition
- Henkel, F., Schmidt, W. 2000. Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar and the Mascarene, Seychelles, and Comoro Islands