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Phyllodactylus lepidopygus (TSCHUDI, 1845)

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesWestern Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymDiplodactylus lepidopygus TSCHUDI 1845: 159
Discodactylus phacophorus TSCHUDI 1845
Phyllodactylus nigrofasciatus COPE 1878: 36
Phyllodactylus nigrofasciatus — BOULENGER 1885: 82
Phyllodactylus phacophorus — BOULENGER 1885: 84
Phyllodactylus variegatus WERNER 1901: 2
Phyllodactylus lepidopygus — ROUX 1907: 294
Phyllodactylus lepidopygus — WERMUTH 1965: 138
Phyllodactylus lepidopygus — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus lepidopygus — RÖSLER 2000: 104 
DistributionW Peru (Chimbot Valley 700 m elevation, Lima)

Type locality: Peru 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.
TypesHolotype: NM 43, adult male, obtained by Tschudi prior to 1844
Holotype: ANSP 11366 [Phyllodactylus nigrofasciatus] 
CommentSynonymy: mostly after DIXON & HUEY 1970. 
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the Lizards in the British Museum (Nat. Hist.) I. Geckonidae, Eublepharidae, Uroplatidae, Pygopodidae, Agamidae. London: 450 pp. - get paper here
  • Chavez, G. & A. P. Mendoza 2011. Überleben im Sand - Eine Exkursion in die peruanische Wüste. Reptilia (Münster) 16 (92): 40-46 - get paper here
  • Cope, E.D. 1878. Synopsis of the cold blooded Vertebrata, procured by Prof. James Orton, during his exploration of Peru in 1876-77. Proc. Amer. Philos. Soc. 17: 33-49 [1877] - get paper here
  • Lehr, E. 2002. Amphibien und Reptilien in Peru. Natur und Tier-Verlag (Münster), 208 pp. - get paper here
  • Lehr, E.; Köhler, G. & Streit, B. 2002. Die Herpetofauna von Mittelperu entlang eines Transektes von der pazifischen Küste bis in die Hochanden (Amphibia et Reptilia). Faun. Abh. Mus. Tierk. Dresden 22 (2): 361-392
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Roux,J. 1907. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 14: 294 - get paper here
  • Tschudi,J. J. von 1845. Reptilium conspectum quae in republica Peruana reperiuntur er pleraque observata vel collecta sunt in itenere. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 11 (1): 150-170 [reprint 1968, SSAR; sometimes cited as being published in 1846]. - get paper here
  • Werner, FRANZ 1901. Reptilien und Batrachier aus Peru und Bolivien. Abhandl. Ber. Zool. Anthrop. Mus. Dresden, 9 (2): 1-14 [1900]
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