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Phyllodactylus lanei SMITH, 1935

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesPhyllodactylus lanei lupitae CASTRO-FRANCO & URIBE-PENA 1992
Phyllodactylus lanei isabelae CASTRO-FRANCO & URIBE-PENA 1992
Phyllodactylus lanei rupinus DIXON 1964
Phyllodactylus lanei lanei SMITH 1935 
Common NamesLane's Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus lanei SMITH 1935
Phyllodactylus magnatuberculatus TAYLOR 1940
Phyllodactylus lanei — STUART 1948
Phyllodactylus lanei — SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 48
Phyllodactylus tuberculosus lanei — LEWIS 1956
Phyllodactylus lanei — WERMUTH 1965: 138
Phyllodactylus lanei — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus lanei — LINER 1994
Phyllodactylus lanei — RÖSLER 2000: 104
Phyllodactylus lanei — RAMÍREZ-REYES et al. 2017
Phyllodactylus lanei — RAMÍREZ-REYES & FLORES-VILLELA 2018

Phyllodactylus lanei lupitae CASTRO-FRANCO & URIBE-PENA 1992
Phyllodactylus lupitae — RAMÍREZ-REYES et al. 2017
Phyllodactylus lupitae — RAMÍREZ-REYES & FLORES-VILLELA 2018

Phyllodactylus lanei isabelae CASTRO-FRANCO & URIBE-PENA 1992
Phyllodactylus isabelae — RAMÍREZ-REYES et al. 2017
Phyllodactylus isabelae — RAMÍREZ-REYES & FLORES-VILLELA 2018

Phyllodactylus lanei rupinus DIXON 1964
Phyllodactylus lanei rupinus — CAMARILLO-RANGEL 1983
Phyllodactylus lanei rupinus — BLAIR et al. 2015
Phyllodactylus rupinus — RAMÍREZ-REYES et al. 2017
Phyllodactylus rupinus — RAMÍREZ-REYES & FLORES-VILLELA 2018 
DistributionMexico (Guerrero, Jalisco, Michoacan, Sinaloa, Morelos, Zacatecas)

isabelae: Mexico (Nayarit: Marietas Island); Type locality: Marietas Island, Nayarit, Mexico.

lanei: Guerrero, Morelos; Type locality: Tierra Colorado, Guerrero, Mexico.

lupitae: Mexico (SW Nayarit); Type locality: Isla La Peña, Nayarit, Mexico.

magnatuberculatus: Type locality: Mexico: Acapulco, Guerrero;

rupinus: Mexico (Nayarit, coastal Jalisco, S Michoacan, México); Type locality: 7 miles south of Lombardia, along Rio Marquez (461 m elevation), Michoacan, Mexico. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: FMNH 100067, adult male (cited as CNHM 100067 in RAMÍREZ-REYES & FLORES-VILLELA 2018)
Holotype: UIMNH 25059 (10995); H. M. Smith; October 10, 1936 [magnatuberculatus]
Holotype: EBUM 1242, adult female (UAEM), adult female [lupitae]
Holotype: ZUP 1152, adult female (appears to be the initials of the collector, Zeferino Uribe Peña); no other collection info provided in paper [isabelae]
Holotype: KU 67501, adult male, collected by James R. Dixon, Mike Sabath, and Richard Worthington, August 25, 1960 [rupinus] 
CommentHybridization: Phyllodactylus magnatuberculatus is a hybrid between P. tuberculosus magnus and P. lanei fide DIXON 1964).

Diversity: Ramírez-Reyes et al. 2017 suggested to split the P. lanei complex into 10 species, although they did not formally describe any of these. Two of them were described by Ramírez-Reyes & Flores-Villela 2018 though.

Distribution: Stuart 1948 listed lanei for Guatemala without having it found there. Neill & Allen 1959 reported Phyllodactylus tuberculosus lanei from Belize (British Honduras).

Subspecies: RAMÍREZ-REYES et al. 2018 diagnosed the (sub-) species of the P. lanei complex by average meristic characters (see diagnoses). This is not really useful without providing ranges (which they do provide in their Table 2, but that doesn’t have any information about sample sizes). Also, they do not provide any information about geographic variation; all specimens appear to be from small areas without any apparent sampling in between them (Fig. 1 in RAMÍREZ-REYES et al. 2018: 153). All (sub-) species appear to be genetically different, except P. lupitae and P. isabelae which are the most closely related of the P. lanei complex. The localities of lupitae and isabelae are only ~40 kim apart, so closer analysis of their variation will be required to ascertain their status.

NCBI taxon ID: 1607986 [lupitae]
NCBI taxon ID: 1607987 [isabelae]
NCBI taxon ID: 1607988 [rupinus]
NCBI taxon ID: 1607989 [lanei] 
References
  • ARÉCHAGA-OCAMPO, Samuel; Carlos A. MONTALBÁN HUIDOBRO & Rubén CASTRO-FRANCO 2008. NUEVOS REGISTROS Y AMPLIACION DE LA DISTRIBUCION DE ANFIBIOS Y REPTILES EN EL ESTADO DE MORELOS, MÉXICO. Acta Zoológica Mexicana (n.s.) 24 (2): 231-233 - get paper here
  • Bañuelos-Alamillo, Jorge A.; Ilse Yasareth Trujillo-De la Torre, Gustavo Ernesto Quintero-Díaz, Rubén Alonso Carbajal-Márquez 2017. The Lane´s Leaf-toed Gecko, Phyllodactylus lanei Smith, 1935: a new state record for Zacatecas, Mexico. Herpetology Notes 10: 669-671 - get paper here
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  • Camarillo Rangel, J.L. 1983. New herpetological records from the state of Mexico. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 19(2):39-46 - get paper here
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  • 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
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  • Ramírez-Reyes, T., Piñero, D., Flores-Villela, O., Vázquez-Domínguez, E., 2017. Molecular systematics, species delimitation and diversification patterns of the Phyllodactylus lanei complex (Gekkota: Phyllodactylidae) in Mexico Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution - get paper here
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