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Seipp's day gecko

Summary
Seipp's day gecko (Phelsuma seippi) is an endangered diurnal species of lizard in the family Gekkonidae. The species is native to northern Madagascar, typically inhabits rainforests, dwells on trees, and feeds on insects and nectar. Etymology The specific name, seippi, is in honor of German herpetologist Robert Seipp. Description P. seippi belongs to the medium-sized day geckos. It can reach a total length (including tail) of about . The body colour of this slender and long-snouted gecko is green or yellowish green. There are several small red or rust-coloured spots on the back which may form dorsal striping. A rust-coloured eye stripe extends from the nostril to above the ear opening. A red v-shaped marking may be present on the head. Typical for this species are several v-shaped stripes on the throat. The ventral side is light pink. Geographic range P. seippi inhabits northwest Madagascar. It can also be found on the islands Nosy Bé and Nosy Komba.
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