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Pasteur's day gecko

Summary
Pasteur's day gecko (Phelsuma v-nigra pasteuri ; synonym, Phelsuma pasteuri ) is a small diurnal subspecies of gecko. It lives in the Comoros and typically inhabits trees and bushes. Pasteur's day gecko feeds on insects and nectar. Etymology This subspecies (or species) is named pasteuri in honor of French herpetologist Georges Pasteur. Description This lizard belongs to the smallest day geckos. It can reach a maximum length of approximately . The body colour is bright green. The tail may be bright blue. There is a red v-shaped stripe on the snout and a red bar between the eyes. On the back there often are a number of small red-brick coloured dots. Typical is the turquoise blue patch in the neck region, which may be segmented by a small red dorsal stripe. A yellow ring around the eye is present. This subspecies doesn't have the typical v-shaped marking on the throat The ventral side is yellowish. Distribution This subspecies only inhabits the island Mayott
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