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Phyllopezus maranjonensis KOCH, VENEGAS & BÖHME, 2006

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
Common Names 
SynonymPhyllopezus maranjonensis KOCH, VENEGAS & BÖHME 2006
Phyllopezus maranjonensis — AURICH et al. 2015 
DistributionPeru (Chachapoyas: Cordillera Central)

Type locality: Quebrada Honda in the vicinity of Balsas (06° 49’ S, 78° 00 W), ca. 900-1000 m elevation, Provincia de Chachapoyas, Departamento de Amazonas, Peru  
TypesHolotype: MUSM (= MHNSM) 19555, adult male, Museo de Historia Natural San Marcos; paratypes: MHNSM, ZFMK 
CommentMax. SVL 115 mm 
EtymologyNamed after the Marañon basin in northern Peru and the Latin suffix –ensis, meaning “place”, in reference to the type locality. 
  • 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
  • Gamble, Tony; Guarino R. Colli, Miguel T. Rodrigues, Fernanda P. Werneck, Andrew M. Simons 2011. Phylogeny and cryptic diversity in geckos (Phyllopezus; Phyllodactylidae; Gekkota) from South America’s open biomes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62 (3): 943-953; doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2011.11.033 - get paper here
  • Koch, C. 2010. Geheimnisvolles Peru. Reptilia (Münster) 15 (82): 36-45 - get paper here
  • Koch, C.; Venegas, P.J. & Böhme, W. 2006. A remarkable discovery: description of a big-growing new gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Phyllopezus) from northwestern Peru. Salamandra 42 (2-3): 145-150 - 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
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