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Phyllodactylus bugastrolepis DIXON, 1966

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: CatalinaIsland Leaf-toed Gecko
S: Salamanquesa de la Isla Santa Catalina 
SynonymPhyllodactylus bugastrolepis DIXON 1966: 447
Phyllodactylus bugastrolepis — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus bugastrolepis — LINER 1994
Phyllodactylus bugastrolepis — RÖSLER 2000: 103
Phyllodactylus bugastrolepis — RAMÍREZ-REYES et al. 2020 
DistributionMexico (Isla Catalina)

Type locality: Isla Catalina, Baja California.  
TypesHolotype: CAS 98485, adult female; Paratypes: CAS, MCZ, SDNHM = SDSNH 44604-44607, 44611-44613, 50792, 50793 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: A small gecko. average snout-vent length of 45.1 mm, with exceptionally large belly scales that are few in number from gular region to anus; and in rows across the belly: a general pallid appearance in color pattern and color (Dixon 1966: 448). 
CommentAbundance: only known from the type locality (Meiri et al. 2017). 
EtymologyFrom the Greek gastḗr meaning belly, and lepis meaning scale and the prefix bu which denote greatness in allusion to its enlarged ventral scales. 
  • Dixon, James R. 1966. Speciation and systematics of the gekkonid lizard genus Phyllodactylus of the islands of the Gulf of California. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 33 (13): 415-452 - get paper here
  • Jones, L.L. & Lovich, R.E. 2009. Lizards of the American Southwest. A photographic field guide. Rio Nuevo Publishers, Tucson, AZ, 568 pp. [review in Reptilia 86: 84] - get paper here
  • Meiri, Shai; Aaron M. Bauer, Allen Allison, Fernando Castro-Herrera, Laurent Chirio, Guarino Colli, Indraneil Das, Tiffany M. Doan, Frank Glaw, Lee L. Grismer, Marinus Hoogmoed, Fred Kraus, Matthew LeBreton, Danny Meirte, Zoltán T. Nagy, Cristiano d 2017. Extinct, obscure or imaginary: the lizard species with the smallest ranges. Diversity and Distributions - get paper here
  • Peralta-García A, Valdez-Villavicencio JH, Fucsko LA, Hollingsworth BD, Johnson JD, Mata-Silva V, Rocha A, DeSantis DL, Porras LW, and Wilson LD. 2023. The herpetofauna of the Baja California Peninsula and its adjacent islands, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 17(1&2): 57–142
  • Ramírez-Reyes, T., Blair, C., Flores-Villela, O., Piñero, D., Lathrop, A., Murphy, R. 2020. Phylogenomics and molecular species delimitation reveals great cryptic diversity of leaf-toed geckos (Phyllodactylidae: Phyllodactylus), ancient origins, and diversification in Mexico. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (2020), doi: - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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