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Phyllodactylus rutteni HUMMELINCK, 1940

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesVenezuela Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus rutteni HUMMELINCK 1940: 77
Phyllodactylus rutteni — DAAN & HILLENIUS 1966: 135
Phyllodactylus rutteni — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus rutteni — RÖSLER 2000: 104 
DistributionTortuga, Los Hermanos, Blanquilla, Orchila, Los Roques (off Venezuela)

Type locality: Isla Blanquilla (Venezuela)  
TypesHolotype: RMNH 
Etymologynamed in honour of Prof. Dr. L.M.R. Rutten, geologist in Utrecht. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Daan, S. & Hillenius,D. 1966. Catalogue of the type specimens of amphibians and reptiles in the Zoological Museum, Amsterdam. Beaufortia 13: 117-144
  • Hummelinck, P. W. 1940. Studies on the fauna of Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire and the Venezuelan Islands: No. 2. A survey of the mammals, lizards and mollusks. ['Gymnophthalmus laevicaudus: 80]. Studies on the Fauna of Curacao and other Caribbean Islands. 1:59—108
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
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