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Phyllodactylus johnwrighti DIXON & HUEY, 1970

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesRio Huancabamba Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus johnwrighti DIXON & HUEY 1970: 56
Phyllodactylus johnwrighti — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus johnwrighti — RÖSLER 2000: 104 
DistributionPeru (Cajamarca, arid slopes of Rio Huancabamba)

Type locality: Peru, Cajamarca, Hacienda Molino Viejo Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: TCWC 27916, adult male, collected by James R. Dixon and John W. Wright, 28 November 1968. 
EtymologyNamed after the collector of the type, John W. Wright. 
  • 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
  • KOCH, CLAUDIA; MORRIS FLECKS, PABLO J. VENEGAS, PATRICK BIALKE, SEBASTIAN VALVERDE, DENNIS RÖDDER 2016. Applying n-dimensional hypervolumes for species delimitation: unexpected molecular, morphological, and ecological diversity in the Leaf-Toed Gecko Phyllodactylus reissii Peters, 1862 (Squamata: Phyllodactylidae) from northern Peru. Zootaxa 4161 (1): 041–080 - 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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