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Phyllodactylus coronatus DIXON, 1966

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Coronado Island Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus xanti coronatus DIXON 1966: 441
Phyllodactylus nocticolus coronatus — LINER & CASAS-ANDREU 2008
Phyllodactylus coronatus — RAMIREZ-REYES et al. 2020 
DistributionMexico (Baja California: Coronado Island, Carmen Island, presumably Islote Cardonosa East)

Type locality: Isla Coronados. Baja California.  
TypesHolotype: CAS 51803, female,collected by Joseph R, Slevin, May 18, 1921. Paratypes: CAS S1802, 51804-07. 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: Average snout-vent length of 47.4 mm., differing from adjacent
insular races in having a higher number of interorbitals, belly scales, paravertebral tubercles, and a lower number of snout scales: from mainland races in having a higher number of interorbitals. scales between eye and nostril and intermediate in number of snout scales (Dixon 1966). 
CommentSee also P. xanti and P. nocticolus. 
EtymologyNamed after coronatus, from the Latin corona, meaning crown. 
  • 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
  • Dixon, James R. 1969. Phyllodactylus xanti. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (79): 1-2 - get paper here
  • 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
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