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Phyllodactylus palmeus DIXON, 1968

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesHonduras Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus palmeus DIXON 1968
Phyllodactylus palmeus — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 224
Phyllodactylus palmeus — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus palmeus — KÖHLER 2000: 44 
DistributionBay Islands = Islas de la Bahia (Honduras), Cayos Cochinos

Type locality: 0.5 km north of Roatan, Isla de Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras, 25 m elevation.  
TypesHolotype: LSUM 16986 
EtymologyThe name palmeus is formed from the English word palm and the Latin suffix -eus (made of, having the quality of), and alludes to the purported, but not necessarily true, habitat preference of this species for palms. 
  • Dixon,J.R. 1968. A new species of gecko (Sauna: Gekkonidae) from the Bay Islands, Honduras. Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 81:419-26. - get paper here
  • Gutsche, A. & Ohl, M. 2003. Ungewöhnlicher Todesfall eines Blattfingergeckos (Phyllodactylus palmeus DIXON 1968). Elaphe 11 (3): 48-51
  • Köhler, G. 1996. Additions to the known herpetofauna of the Isla de Utila (Islas de la Bahia, Honduras) with description of a new species of the genus Norops (Reptilia: Iguanidae). Senckenbergiana biologica 76 (1/2): 19-28.
  • Köhler, G. 2000. Reptilien und Amphibien Mittelamerikas, Bd 1: Krokodile, Schildkröten, Echsen. Herpeton Verlag, Offenbach, 158 pp.
  • Köhler, G. 2008. Reptiles of Central America. 2nd Ed. Herpeton-Verlag, 400 pp.
  • McCranie, James R. 2015. A checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with additions, comments on taxonomy, some recent taxonomic decisions, and areas of further studies needed. Zootaxa 3931 (3): 352–386 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2018. The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras. Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Special Publication Series (2): 1- 666 - get paper here
  • MCCRANIE, JAMES R.; S. BLAIR HEDGES 2013. A new species of Phyllodactylus (Reptilia, Squamata, Gekkonoidea, Phyllodactylidae) from Isla de Guanaja in the Honduran Bay Islands. Zootaxa 3694 (1): 51–58 - get paper here
  • Peters, James A. & Donoso-Barros, Roberto 1970. Catalogue of the Neotropical Squamata: Part II. Lizards and Amphisbaenians. Bull. US Natl. Mus. 297: 293 pp. - get paper here
  • Solís, J. M., L. D. Wilson, and J. H. Townsend. 2014. An updated list of the amphibians and reptiles of Honduras, with comments on their nomenclature. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1: 123–144 - get paper here
  • Wilson, L. D., & HAHN, D. E. 1973. The herpetofauna of the Islas de la Bahía, Honduras. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum 17: 93-150. - get paper here
  • Wilson, Larry David;Cruz Díaz, Gustavo A. 1993. The herpetofauna of the Cayos Cochinos, Honduras. Herpetological Natural History 1 (1): 13-23
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