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Phyllodactylus tuberculosus WIEGMANN, 1834

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
SubspeciesPhyllodactylus tuberculosus ingeri DIXON 1964
Phyllodactylus tuberculosus magnus TAYLOR 1942
Phyllodactylus tuberculosus saxatilis DIXON 1964
Phyllodactylus tuberculosus tuberculosus WIEGMANN 1834 
Common NamesYellowbelly Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus tuberculosus WIEGMANN in MEYEN 1834: 241
Phyllodactylus tuberculosus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836: 396
Phyllodactylus tuberculosus — BOULENGER 1885: 79 (part.)
Phyllodactylus tuberculosus — WERNER 1913: 4
Phyllodactylus tuberculosus — DIXON 1960: 1
Phyllodactylus tuberculosus — WERMUTH 1965: 144
Phyllodactylus tuberculosus — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus tuberculosus — LINER 1994
Phyllodactylus tuberculosus — KÖHLER 2000: 44
Phyllodactylus tuberculosus — MATA-SILVA et al. 2015

Phyllodactylus tuberculosus tuberculosus WIEGMANN 1834
Phyllodactylus eduardofischeri MERTENS 1952: 39
Phyllodactylus eduardofischeri — TAYLOR 1956: 59
Phyllodactylus tuberculosus tuberculosus — DIXON 1964: 22
Phyllodactylus tuberculosus tuberculosus — WERMUTH 1965: 145

Phyllodactylus tuberculosus ingeri DIXON 1964
Phyllodactylus tuberculosus ingeri — WERMUTH 1965: 145

Phyllodactylus tuberculosus magnus TAYLOR 1942
Phyllodactylus magnatuberculatus TAYLOR 1940 (part.)
Phyllodactylus magnus TAYLOR 1942
Phyllodactylus tuberculosus magnus — DIXON 1964: 27

Phyllodactylus tuberculosus saxatilis DIXON 1964
Phyllodactylus tuberculosus saxatilis — WERMUTH 1965: 145
Phyllodactylus tuberculosus saxatilis — LEMOS-ESPINAL et al. 2004 
DistributionBelize, Mexico (Acapulco/Guerrero, Michoacan, Morelos, Quintana Roo), Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica; Ecuador: Galapagos Islands (SWASH & STILL 2001)

Type locality: “California”; restricted to the “village of California”, Nicaragua by DIXON 1960.

ingeri: coastal Belize; Type locality: Stann Creek, British Honduras (= Belize)

magnus: Mexico (Chiapas, Guerrero, Michoacan, Oaxaca, Puebla), Guatemala; Type locality: Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico.

saxatilis: Mexico (Chihuahua, Durango, Nayarit, Tres Marias Island, Sinaloa, Farallon Island, Sonora); Type locality: 8 miles northeast of villa Union (200 feet elevation), Sinaloa, Mexico. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesLectotype: ZMB 412A, male 
CommentHybridization: Phyllodactylus magnatuberculatus is a hybrid between P. t. magnus and P. lanei fide DIXON 1964.

Distribution: not in Jalisco fide CRUZ-SÁENZ et al. 2017. Not in Yucatan state (Mexico) according to GONZÁLEZ-SÁNCHEZ et al. 2017. 
References
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