|P. q. quadriocellata|
Ranomafana National Park
Phelsuma quadriocellata is a species of gecko known by the common name peacock day gecko. It is endemic to coastal eastern Madagascar, where it is a common to abundant, widespread reptile. This gecko lives in many types of low- to mid-elevation habitat types in Madagascar, including forests and areas with human activity such as cultivated land and human habitation. It is sometimes associated with Pandanus species.
This is likely a species complex. It is currently divided into three subspecies, P. q. quadriocellata, P. q. lepida, and P. q. bimaculata. A fourth subspecies was recently elevated to species status and is now named Phelsuma parva.
P. quadriocellata measures 4.7-4.8″ (12cm) long, including the tail. Like other arboreal geckos, they have lidless eyes and sticky toe pads. Base color is bright green, with small red markings and a pale underside. The tail may be blue. An identifying characteristic is the large dark spots on each side. Some localities have two such spots, while others have four.
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