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Phyllodactylus thompsoni VENEGAS, TOWNSEND, KOCH & BÖHME, 2008

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymPhyllodactylus thompsoni VENEGAS, TOWNSEND, KOCH & BÖHME 2008
Phyllodactylus thompsoni — AURICH et al. 2015 
DistributionPeru (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).  
TypesHolotype: UF 126943, a female, Florida State Museum of Natural History, collected 29 April 1972 by F. G. Thompson, original field number FGT 1511. 
EtymologyEtymology.—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. 
  • Aurich, Janina; Claudia Koch, Wolfgang Böhme 2015. Reproduction in a gecko assemblage (Squamata: Phyllodactylidae) in the Marañon Region (Peru) and comments on the largest gecko in the New World. Phyllomedusa 14 (1): 53-62 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Koch, C. 2010. Geheimnisvolles Peru. Reptilia (Münster) 15 (82): 36-45 - get paper here
  • Koch, C.; A.M. Beraún. 2011. Squamata, Phyllodactylidae, Phyllodactylus thompsoni Venegas, Townsend, Koch and Böhme, 2008 and Phyllodactylus delsolari Venegas, Townsend, Koch and Böhme, 2008: Latitudinal and altitudinal distribution extension and geographic distribution map. Check List 7 (3): 272-275 - get paper here
  • KOCH, CLAUDIA; PABLO J. VENEGAS, ROY SANTA CRUZ, WOLFGANG BÖHME 2018. Annotated checklist and key to the species of amphibians and reptiles inhabiting the northern Peruvian dry forest along the Andean valley of the Marañón River and its tributaries Zootaxa 4385 (1): 001–101 - get paper here
  • Venegas, Pablo J.; Josiah H. Townsend, Claudia Koch, and Wolfgang Böhme 2008. Two New Sympatric Species of Leaf-Toed Geckos (Gekkonidae: Phyllodactylus) from the Balsas Region of the Upper Marañon Valley, Peru. Journal of Herpetology 42 (2): 386-396 - get paper here
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