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Thecadactylus solimoensis BERGMANN & RUSSELL, 2007

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos) 
Common Names 
SynonymThecadactylus solimoensis BERGMANN & RUSSELL 2007 
DistributionEcuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil (Rondonia, Amazonas, Acre), S Colombia (jungles of S Meta, Caqueta and Putumayo)

from T. rapicauda: Bolivia (Beni, La Paz, Pando), N Peru, Ecuador; elevation: 120-200 m

Type locality: Reserva Faunistica Cuyabeno (Estacion Biologia da Universidad Catolica), Sucumbios, Ecuador.  
TypesHolotype: QCAZ-6691 (= OMNH 36431, Oklahoma). Male, collected by L. J. Vitt in 1994. 
CommentHas been confused previously with T. rapicauda. 
EtymologyThe specific epithet, solimoensis, is a locative adjective referring to the drainage of the Solimões River, representing the headwaters of the Amazon River, and draining much of the area in which Thecadactylus solimoensis occurs. 
  • BERGMANN, PHILIP J. & ANTHONY P. RUSSELL 2007. Systematics and biogeography of the widespread Neotropical gekkonid genus Thecadactylus (Squamata), with the description of a new cryptic species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 149 (3), 339–370
  • Bernarde, Paulo Sérgio;, Reginaldo Assêncio Machado & Luiz Carlos Batista Turci 2011. Herpetofauna da área do Igarapé Esperança na Reserva Extrativista Riozinho da Liberdade, Acre – Brasil. Biota Neotrop. 11 (3): 117-144 - get paper here
  • CATENAZZI, A., LEHR, E. & VON MAY, R. 2013. The amphibians and reptiles of Manu National Park and its buffer zone, Amazon basin and eastern slopes of the Andes, Peru. Biota Neotrop. 13(4): 269-283
  • Daza, Juan; Price, Lee Bension; Schalk, Christopher; Bauer, Aaron; Borman, A. Randall; Peterhans, Julian Kerbis 2017. Predation on Southern Turnip-tailed geckos (Thecadactylus solimoensis) by a Spectacled Owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata) Cuad. herpetol. 32 (1): - get paper here
  • Kronauer, D.J.C.; P.J.Bergmann; J.M.Mercer; A.P.Russell 2005. A phylogeographically distinct and deep divergence in the widespread Neotropical turnip-tailed gecko,Thecadactylus rapicauda. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 34: 431 –437 - get paper here
  • Prudente, A.L.C.; F. Magalhães; A. Menks; J.F.M. Sarmento. 2013. Checklist of Lizards of the Juruti, state of Pará, Brazil. Check List 9 (1):42-50 - get paper here
  • RIBEIRO-JÚNIOR, MARCO A. 2015. Catalogue of distribution of lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from the Brazilian Amazonia. II. Gekkonidae, Phyllodactylidae, Sphaerodactylidae. Zootaxa 3981 (1): 001–055
  • Whithworth, A. & Beirne, C. 2011. Reptiles of the Yachana Reserve. Global Vision International, 130 pp. - get paper here
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