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Lygodactylus wetzeli (SMITH, MARTIN & SWAIN, 1977)

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Higher TaxaGekkonidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesSouth American Dwarf Gecko 
SynonymVanzoia wetzeli SMITH, MARTIN & SWAIN 1977: 196
Lygodactylus wetzeli - BONS & PASTEUR 1977
Lygodactylus wetzeli — KLUGE 1993
Vanzoia wetzeli — RÖSLER 2000: 120
Lygodactylus wetzeli — CACCIALI et al. 2016 
DistributionBrazil (Matto Grosso do Sul), N Paraguay, E Bolivia (Santa Cruz, Tarija)

Type locality: Brasil, Mato Grosso do Sul, Urucum Map legend:
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Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 7722, an adult male (Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de Sao Paulo) 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Ralph M. Wetzel, “in recognition of his pioneering efforts to open the Chaco Boreal of Paraguay to study of its modern vertebrate fauna”. 
References
  • Bons & PASTEUR 1977. C.R. Acad. Sci. paris 284: 2547
  • Cacciali, Pier; Norman J. Scott, Aida Luz Aquino Ortíz, Lee A. Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith 2016. The Reptiles of Paraguay: Literature, Distribution, and an Annotated Taxonomic Checklist SPECIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MUSEUM OF SOUTHWESTERN BIOLOGY, NUMBER 11: 1–373 - get paper here
  • Gonzáles, L. 1998. La herpetofauna del Izozog. Ecol. Bolivia 31: 45-51.
  • Gonzales, Lucindo; Arturo Muñoz y Edson Cortez 2006. PRIMER REPORTE SOBRE LA HERPETOFAUNA DE LA RESERVA NATURAL “EL CORBALÁN”, TARIJA, BOLIVIA [FIRST REPORT ON THE HERPETOFAUNA OF “EL CORBALAN” NATURAL RESERVE, TARIJA, BOLIVIA]. Kempffiana 2 (1): 72-94 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Smith, H. M., R. L. Martin, and T. A. Swain. 1977. A new genus and two new species of South American geckos (Reptilia: Lacertilia). Pap. Avulsos Zool. 30: 195—213
  • Strussman,C. & de Carvalho,M.A. 1998. New herpetological records for the state of Mato Grosso, western Brazil. Herpetological Review 29 (3): 183-185 - get paper here
 
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