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Phyllodactylus leoni TORRES-CARVAJAL, CARVAJAL-CAMPOS BARNES, NICHOLLS & POZO-ANDRADE, 2013

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPhyllodactylus leoni TORRES-CARVAJAL, CARVAJAL-CAMPOS BARNES, NICHOLLS & POZO-ANDRADE 2013 
DistributionEcuador (Azuay)

Type locality: upper valley of Río León (3.450°S, 79.1667°W, 1,855 m elevation) near the Río León bridge on the old Oña-Cuenca road, Provincia Azuay, Ecuador.  
Reproduction 
TypesHolotype: QCAZ 9924, an adult male, collected on 11 October 2009 by O. Torres-Carvajal, P. Mafla, and S. Báez.
Paratypes.—Ecuador: Provincia Azuay: QCAZ 9923, 9925– 9928, same collection data as the holotype; QCAZ 8652–8653, type locality, collected on 27 June 2008 by O. Torres-Carvajal, E. Arbeláez, A. Carvajal-Campos, and D. Salazar-Valenzuela; QCAZ 4464–4466, 4487, type locality, collected on 8 July 2011 by D. Salazar-Valenzuela, P. Loaiza, M. Read, E. Arbeláez, and J. M. Falcón. Provincia Loja: QCAZ 11122–11124, La Papaya, 3831.7890S, 79816.5850W, 1,971 m, collected on 20 December 2010 by D. Salazar-Valenzuela, P. Loaiza, and L. Bustamante. 
Comment 
EtymologyEtymology.—The specific epithet leoni is a noun in apposition and refers to the León River. All type specimens of Phyllodactylus leoni were collected in the León River valley close to the Pan American highway, Provincias Azuay and Loja. 
References
  • Torres-Carvajal, Omar; Amaranta Carvajal-Campos, Charles W. Barnes, Gabriela Nicholls, and María J. Pozo-Andrade 2013. A New Andean Species of Leaf-toed Gecko (Phyllodactylidae: Phyllodactylus) from Ecuador. Journal of Herpetology Jun 2013, Vol. 47, No. 2: 384-390. - get paper here
 
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