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Phyllodactylus insularis DIXON, 1960

IUCN Red List - Phyllodactylus insularis - Vulnerable, VU

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesBelize Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus insularis DIXON 1960
Phyllodactylus insularis — DIXON 1964: 78
Phyllodactylus insularis — WERMUTH 1965: 137
Phyllodactylus insularis — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus insularis — KÖHLER 2000: 49 
DistributionBelize (Bay islands and other islands off Belize)

Type locality: Half Moon Key = Cay, Belize.  
TypesHolotype: FMNH 34633 
CommentDistribution: Has been reported from Honduras (British Honduras = Belize) and Isla Guanaja Honduras (off Belize). 
  • Dixon, J. R. 1960. The discovery of Phyllodactylus tuberculosus (Reptilia: Sauna) in Central America, the resurrection of P. xanti, and description of a new gecko from British Honduras. Herpetologica 16: 1-11 - get paper here
  • Dixon, J. R. 1964. The systematics and distribution of lizards of the genus Phyllodactylus in North and Central America. New Mexico State Univ. Sci. Bull. 64: 1-139 - get paper here
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • Lee, J.C. 1996. The amphibians and reptiles of the Yucatán Peninsula. Comstock, Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 500 pp.
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