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Standing Day Gecko

Standing day gecko is a species of gecko endemic to southwest Madagascar. The species is arboreal and diurnal. The omnivorous species is highly territorial.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Sauria
    Infraorder Gekkota
    Family Gekkonidae
    Subfamily Gekkoninae
    Genus Phelsuma
    Scientific Name Phelsuma standingi


    Size Up to 28 cm (11 in)
    Color Brownish gray to bright green or turquoise with gray to blue grid-like markings
    Distribution Southwest Madagascar
    Habitat Dry thorn forests
    Diet Various insects, invertebrates, smaller lizards, soft sweet fruit, pollen and nectar
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Around 2 eggs
    Incubation Period 60 to 70 days
    Reproductive Age 2 years of age
    Average Lifespan 8 to 12 Years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on May 8th 2017 by under Geckos. Article was last reviewed on 3rd May 2017.

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