Phyllodactylus leoni TORRES-CARVAJAL, CARVAJAL-CAMPOS BARNES, NICHOLLS & POZO-ANDRADE, 2013
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Phyllodactylus leoni?
|Higher Taxa||Phyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Phyllodactylus leoni TORRES-CARVAJAL, CARVAJAL-CAMPOS BARNES, NICHOLLS & POZO-ANDRADE 2013|
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.
|Types||Holotype: 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.
|Etymology||Etymology.—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.|