Phyllodactylus thompsoni VENEGAS, TOWNSEND, KOCH & BÖHME, 2008
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Phyllodactylus thompsoni?
|Higher Taxa||Phyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)|
|Synonym||Phyllodactylus thompsoni VENEGAS, TOWNSEND, KOCH & BÖHME 2008|
Phyllodactylus thompsoni — AURICH et al. 2015
|Distribution||Peru (Amazonas, Cajamarca, La Libertad)|
Type locality: 7 km east of Balsas, 1,400 m elevation, Departamento de Amazonas, Peru (6.84°S, 77.986°W).
|Types||Holotype: UF 126943, a female, Florida State Museum of Natural History, collected 29 April 1972 by F. G. Thompson, original field number FGT 1511.|
|Etymology||Etymology.—The specific name thompsoni is a patronym honoring F. G. Thompson, collector of the holotype of this new species. Thompson has served as a curator of Malacology at the Florida Museum of Natural History since 1966, during which time he has conducted biological surveys in 18 countries worldwide that have led him to describe two subfamilies, 35 genera, and over 200 species of mollusks, as well as new species of Thamnophis, Xenosaurus, and Leptotyphlops.|