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Phyllodactylus ventralis O'SHAUGHNESSY, 1875

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common NamesE: Margarita Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus ventralis O'SHAUGHNESSY 1875: 263
Phyllodactylus ventralis — BOULENGER 1885: 80
Phyllodactylus muelleri PARKER 1935: 483
Phyllodactylus mülleri — HUMMELINCK 1940: 76
Phyllodactylus ventralis — TAYLOR 1942: 108
Phyllodactylus underwoodi [DIXON 1962]
Phyllodactylus mülleri — DAAN & HILLENIUS 1966: 135
Phyllodactylus ventralis — PETERS & DONOSO-BARROS 1970: 225
Phyllodactylus ventralis — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus ventralis — RÖSLER 2000: 105
Phyllodactylus ventralis — UGUETO & RIVAS 2010 
DistributionN Colombia, Venezuela (Isla Margarita, Patos; Los Frailes Archipelago, Falcon, Guarico, Portuguesa, Cojedes), Winward, Grenada

Type locality: in error, see comment; Dixon 1962 suggested that it might be Colombia or Venezuela)

muelleri: Type locality: Patos Island, Venezuela  
TypesType: BMNH 1858.6.1.33 (and possibly additional specimens).
Holotype: BMNH 19347.5.1, male; paratypes: ZMA [muelleri] 
DiagnosisDescription: Dixon & Huey 1970: 42 
CommentSynonymy mostly after DIXON & HUEY 1970.

Type locality: Jamaica (in error) 
  • Acuña-Vargas, J. C. 2016. Anfibios y Reptiles asociados a cinco coberturas de la tierra, municipio de Dibulla, La Guajira, Colombia. Acta Zoológica Mexicana (n. s.), 32(2): 133-146 - get paper here
  • BARRIO-AMORÓS, CESAR L. & JUAN C. ORTÍZ 2016. Venezuelan geckos (Gekkonidae, Phyllodactylidae, Sphaerodactylidae) in the collection of the Universidad de Concepción in Chile, with description of the type series of Gonatodes ligiae and Gonatodes petersi (Sphaerodactylidae). Zootaxa 4136 (3): 537–552 - get paper here
  • Blanco-Torres, Argelina; Lina Báez S., Edgar Patiño-Flores, Juan M. Renjifo-R. 2013. Herpetofauna from the middle valley of the Ranchería river, La Guajira, Colombia. Rev. Biodivers. Neotrop. 3 (2): 113-22 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Daan, S. & Hillenius,D. 1966. Catalogue of the type specimens of amphibians and reptiles in the Zoological Museum, Amsterdam. Beaufortia 13: 117-144
  • Dixon, J. R. 1962. The leaf-toed geckos, genus Phyllodactylus, of northeastern South America. Southwestern Naturalist 7:211—226 - get paper here
  • Dixon, James R. & Huey, Raymond B. 1970. Systematics of the lizards of the Gekkonid genus Phyllodactylus on mainland South America. Contributions in Science, Los Angeles County Museum (192): 1-78 - get paper here
  • Larreal, J.T.; G.A. Rivas; C. Portillo-Quintero; T.R. Barros 2012. Squamata reptiles of a fragment of tropical dry forest in northwestern Venezuela (Lake Maracaibo region). Check List 8(6):1220-1224 - get paper here
  • Markezich, A.L. 2002. New distribution records of reptiles from Western Venezuela. Herpetological Review 33 (1): 69-74 - get paper here
  • O’Shaughnessy,A.W.E. 1876. Descriptions of new species of Gekkotidae in the British Museum Collection. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (4) 16: 262-266 - get paper here
  • Parker, H. W. 1935. Some lizards from Venezuela and the Dutch Leeward Islands. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (10) 15: 480—484 - get paper here
  • Rivas Fuenmayor, G.; Ugueto, G.; Rivero, R. & Miralles, A. 2005. The Herpetofauna of Isla de Margarita, Venezuela: New Records and Comments. Carib. J. Sci. 41 (2): 346-351
  • Rivas Fuenmayor, Gilson and Cesar Luis Barrio Amorós 2005. New Amphibian and Reptile records from Cojedes State, Venezuela. Herpetological Review 36 (2):205-209. - get paper here
  • 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
  • Taylor, Edward H. 1942. Some geckos of the genus Phyllodactylus. Univ. Kansas Sci. Bull. 28 (6): 91-112 - get paper here
  • Ugueto, G.N. & Rivas, G.A. 2010. Amphibians and Reptiles of Margarita, Coche and Cubagua. Frankfurt Contributions to Natural History, Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main, 350 pp
  • Ugueto, G.N.; P. Velozo; L.E. Sanchez; L.A.B. Villapol; O. Lasso-Alcalá; T.R. Barros; G.A. Rivas 2013. Noteworthy new records of squamate reptiles (Reptilia: Squamata) from various Venezuelan Caribbean islands, including a new addition to the herpetofauna of Venezuela. Check List 9 (5): 1075-1080 - get paper here
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