one species of the genus Phelsuma, Phelsuma dubia occurs
on mainland Africa, more specifically East Africa. Phelsuma
parkeri occurs on Pemba, an offshore island of Tanzania.
A third species, the former Phelsuma ocellata is currently
classified into the monotypic genus Rhoptropella as
Rhoptropella ocellata, inhabits Namaqua land along the
western coast of South Africa and Namibia. It is very remarkable
that the closest relative is native to Africa's south-western
Certain areas are still poorly researched on Phelsuma
occurrence like for instance the entire coastal area of Mozambique
and southern Tanzania.