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Phyllodactylus dixoni RIVERO -BLANCO & LANCINI, 1968

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesDixon's Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus dixoni RIVERO -BLANCO & LANCINI 1968
Phyllodactylus dixoni — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus dixoni — RÖSLER 2000: 104 
DistributionSC Venezuela

Type locality: Mouth of Río Parguaza, tributary of Río Orinoco, Estado Bolívar, Venezuela.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MBUCV III-8.450, adult female, collected by Juhani Ojasti in a cave on 5 October 1964. 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after James R. Dixon (1 August 1928 – 10 January 2015), American herpetologist who spent most of his academic life at Texas A&M University. 
References
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Dixon, James R. & Huey, Raymond B. 1970. Systematics of the lizards of the Gekkonid genus Phyllodactylus on mainland South America. Los Angeles County Museum Contributions in Science (192): 1-78 - get paper here
  • Forstner, Michael R.J.; David Lazcano, and Robert A. Thomas 2015. In Memoriam: James Ray Dixon Southwestern Naturalist Mar 2015, Vol. 60, No. 1: 132-138. - get paper here
  • Hibbitts, T.J., Vaughn, R.K., Sites, J.W., Jr. & Fitzgerald, L.A. 2018. Obituary: James Ray Dixon (1928-2015). Herpetological Review 49 (1): 168-174.
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
  • Rivero Blanco, C. 1968. Phyllodactylus dixoni: Una nueva especie de lagarto (Sauria: Gekkoninae) de Venezuela. Memoria de la Sociedad de Ciencias Naturales La Salle, 27 [1967]:168-175.
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
 
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