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Phyllodactylus pulcher GRAY, 1830

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Sauria (lizards: geckos) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBarbados Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus pulcher GRAY 1830: 3
Phyllodactylus pulcher — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836: 397
Phyllodactylus spatulatus COPE 1863: 176
Phyllodactylus pulcher — BOULENGER 1885: 80
Phyllodactylus spatulatus — BOULENGER 1885: 81
Phyllodactylus pulcher — WERNER 1913: 3
Phyllodactylus pulcher — WERMUTH 1965: 143
Phyllodactylus pulcher — SCHWARTZ & HENDERSON 1991: 460
Phyllodactylus pulcher — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus pulcher — RÖSLER 2000: 104 
DistributionLesser Antilles (Barbados)

Type locality: Not given; later stated by Gray, 1845, to be "Tropical South America?"  
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1946.9.4.80. 
CommentThe author is GRAY 1828 according to KLUGE 1993.

Type species: Phyllodactylus pulcher GRAY 1830: 3 is the type species of the genus Phyllodactylus GRAY 1828: 3. 
EtymologyEtymology: Named after Latin “pulcher” = beautiful, handsome, fine, fair. 
References
  • 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
  • Cope, E.D. 1863. Contributions to Neotropical saurology. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 14 [1862]: 176-188. - get paper here
  • Dixon, James R. 1973. Phyllodactylus. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (141): 1-2 - get paper here
  • Grant, C. 1959. Herpetology of Barbados, B.W.I. Herpetologica 15 (2): 97-101 - get paper here
  • Gray, J. E. 1828. Original figures and short systematic descriptions of new and unfigured animals. Spicilegia Zoologica, (1) :1—3
  • Gray, J. E. 1830. Spicilegia Zoologica. Part 2. Treuttel, Wurtz, London.
  • Gray, J. E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman, London: xxvii + 289 pp. - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Ruthven, Alexander G. 1926. The status of Phyllodactylus spatulatus Cope. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan (178): 1-2
  • Schwartz,A. & Henderson,R.W. 1991. Amphibians and Reptiles of the West Indies. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, 720 pp.
  • Werner, F. 1913. Neue oder seltene Reptilien und Frösche des Naturhistorischen Museums in Hamburg. Reptilien der Ostafrika-Expedition der Hamburger Geographischen Gesellschaft 1911/12. Leiter: Dr. E. Obst. Reptilien und Amphibien von Formosa. Jb. Hamb. wiss. Anst., 30 [1912], 2. Beiheft: 1-39, 40-45, 45-51 - get paper here
 
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