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Phyllodactylus gorii LANZA, 1973

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Española Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus baurii gorii LANZA 1973: 164
Phyllodactylus baurii gorii — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus baurii gorii — CORTI 2013
Phyllodactylus gorii — TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2014
Phyllodactylus gorii — TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2016 
DistributionEcuador: Galapagos (Española)

Type locality: Española Island, Galapagos - Archipelago (Ecuador); “Gardner near Hood Island” fide Lanza 1973: 164.  
TypesHolotype: CAS 10935, adult female, collected by J. R. Slevin 1906 
DiagnosisDiagnosis: This P. baurii differs from the nominal race in having a significantly
lower number of interorbital and midbody scales and, moreover, in having a significantly (Gardner near Hood) or perhaps significantly (Hood) lower number of scales across the snout and enlarged head scales. The supranasals are in contact more often (50%) than in the nominal race (10%). It differs from all the sufficiently known P . galapagensis populations in having a significantly lower number of scales across the snout, postmentals, enlarged head scales and ventral scales. For further comparisons with some populations of P. galapagensis and P. baurii baurii from Charles, see tables 3 and 4 (Lanza 1973). 
EtymologyNamed after Luigi Gori, member of the" Gruppo Ricerche Scientifiche Tecniche Subacquee " of Florence, who was responsible for organizing Lanza’s expedition. 
  • Corti, C. 2013. To Benedetto Lanza, 89 yrs, President of the SEH from 1985 to 1993. Amphibia-Reptilia 34 (3): 295-303 - get paper here
  • Kluge A G 1993. Gekkonoid Lizard Taxonomy. International Gecko Society, San Diego, 245 pp.
  • Lanza, B. 1973. On some Phyllodactylus from the Galapagos Islands (Reptilia Gekkonidae). Publicato a Cura del Museo Zoologico dell’Università di Firenze, pp. 1-25.
  • Torres-Carvajal O, Pazmiño-Otamendi G, Salazar-Valenzuela D. 2019. Reptiles of Ecuador: a resource-rich portal, with a dynamic checklist and photographic guides. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13 (1): [General Section]: 209–229 (e178) - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal, O., Barnes, C. W., Pozo-Andrade, M. J., Tapia, W. and Nicholls, G. 2014. Older than the islands: origin and diversification of Galápagos leaf-toed geckos (Phyllodactylidae: Phyllodactylus) by multiple colonizations. J. Biogeogr., 41: 1883–1894. doi:10.1111/jbi.12375 - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal, Omar, Andrea Rodríguez-Guerra, Jaime A. Chaves 2016. Present diversity of Galápagos leaf-toed geckos (Phyllodactylidae: Phyllodactylus) stems from three independent colonization event. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 103: 1-5 - get paper here
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