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Phyllopezus periosus RODRIGUES, 1986

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common NamesPeraiba Gecko 
SynonymPhyllopezus periosus RODRIGUES 1986
Phyllopezus periosus — KLUGE 1993
Phyllopezus periosus — RÖSLER 2000: 105
Phyllopezus periosus — PASSOS et al. 2012
Phyllopezus periosus — LIVIGNI 2013: 383 
DistributionBrazil (Cabaceiras, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Rio Grande do Norte [HR 31: 54], Bahia, Ceará)

Type locality: Brasil: Paraiba: Cabaceiras: Fazenda Bravo. Map legend:
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TypesHolotype: MZUSP 59124
Paratypes: MZUSP 
  • Cassiano Lima, D., D. C. Passos & D. M. Borges-Nojosa 2011. Communal nests of Phyllopezus periosus, an endemic gecko of the Caatinga of northeastern Brazil. Salamandra 47 (4): 227-228 - get paper here
  • Couto-Ferreira, Danilo; Moacir Santos Tinôco, Magno Lima Travassos de Oliveira, Henrique Colombini Browne-Ribeiro, Cecil Pergentino Fazolato, Ricardo Marques da Silva, Gilvana Santos Barreto & Marcelo Alves Dias 2011. Restinga lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) at the Imbassaí Preserve on the northern coast of Bahia, Brazil. Journal of Threatened Taxa 3 (8): 1990–2000 - get paper here
  • De Andrade, Maria Jaqueline Monte, De Carvalho, Gustavo Alexandre Braga, Kolodiuk, Miguel Fernandes, Jorge, Jaqueiuto da Silva and Freire, Eliza Maria Xavier 2016. Phyllopezus periosus (Paraiba Gecko) Tree Sap Foraging Herpetological Review 47 (4): 672-673
  • 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.; 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
  • LiVigni, F. (ed.) 2013. A Life for Reptiles and Amphibians, Volume 1. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 495 pp. - get paper here
  • Neta, Aldenir Ferreira Da Silva, Antonia Jany Mary Goncalves Ferreira, Herivelto Faustino De Oliveira, Marciana Claudio Da Silva and Robson Waldemar Avila. 2014. Geographical Distribution: Phyllopezus periosus. Herpetological Review 45 (4): 661
  • PASSOS, D. C. & ZANCHI, D. & ROCHA, C. F. D. 2012. Basking in shadows and climbing in the darkness: microhabitat use, daily activity and thermal ecology of the gecko Phyllopezus periosus RODRIGUES, 1986 [Short Note]. Herpetozoa 25 (3/4): 171-174 - get paper here
  • Ribeiro, S. C., I. J. Roberto, D. L. Sales, R. W. Ávila & W. O. Almeida 2012. Amphibians and reptiles from the Araripe bioregion, northeastern Brazil. Salamandra 48 (3): 133-146 - get paper here
  • Rodrigues M T 1986. Uma nova espece do genero Phyllopezus de Cabaceiras: Paraiba: Brasil; com comentarios sobre a fauna de lagartos da area (Sauria Gekkonidae). Pap. Avul. Zool., Sao Paulo 36(20) 1986: 237-250
  • Rodrigues, M.T. 2003. Herpetofauna da Caatinga. In: I.R. Leal, M. Tabarelli & J.M.C. Silva (eds.). Ecologia e conservação da Caatinga, pp. 181-236. Editora Universitária, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brasil.
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Santos Caldas, Francis Luiz; Taís Borges Costa, Daniel Orsi Laranjeiras, Daniel Oliveira Mesquita, Adrian Antonio Garda 2016. Herpetofauna of protected areas in the Caatinga V: Seridó Ecological Station (Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil) Check List 12 (4): DOI: - get paper here
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