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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 Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MHNSM 19555, adult male, Museo de Historia Natural San Marcos; paratypes: MHNSM, ZFMK 
CommentMax. SVL 115 mm 
  • 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, 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
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