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Phyllodactylus galapagensis PETERS, 1869

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Higher TaxaPhyllodactylidae, Gekkota, Sauria, Squamata (lizards: geckos)
SubspeciesPhyllodactylus galapagensis daphnensis VAN DENBURGH 1912
Phyllodactylus galapagensis olschkii LANZA 1973
Phyllodactylus galapagensis galapagensis PETERS 1869 
Common NamesE: Galapagos Leaf-toed Gecko 
SynonymPhyllodactylus galapagensis PETERS 1869: 720
Phyllodactylus galapagoensis — BOULENGER 1885: 82
Phyllodactylus galapagensis — BURT & MYERS 1942
Phyllodactylus galapagensis — WERMUTH 1965: 135
Phyllodactylus galapagensis — LANZA 1973: 151
Phyllodactylus galapagensis — KLUGE 1993
Phyllodactylus galapagensis — RÖSLER 2000: 104
Phyllodactylus galapagoensis — SWASH & STILL 2000
Phyllodactylus galapagensis — TORRES-CARVAJAL et al. 2016

Phyllodactylus galapagensis daphnensis VAN DENBURGH 1912
Phyllodactylus galapagensis daphnensis — LANZA 1973
Phyllodactylus galapagensis daphnensis — ARTEAGA et al. 2019: 186

Phyllodactylus galapagensis olschkii LANZA 1973
Phyllodactylus galapagensis olschkii — ARTEAGA et al. 2019: 186 
DistributionGalapagos Islands (Ecuador)

daphnensis: Type locality: Daphne Island, Galapagos Archipelago.

Type locality: Galapagos Inseln [Ecuador]; restricted to “Indefatigable” by Lanza 1982.  
TypesHolotype: ZMB 6550
Holotype: CAS 10539 [daphnensis]
Holotype: MZUF (also as MF) 15317, adult male, collected by Lanza 1971 [olschkii] 
CommentSynonymy: partly after Wermuth 1965: 135.

Subspecies: Phyllodactylus galapagensis maresi LANZA 1973 has been elevated to full species by Arteaga et al. 2019. 
EtymologyNamed after the Galapagos Islands. The subspecies maresi is named after its type locality. P. g. olschkii was named after Lanza’s friend Allesandro Olschki, an Italian publisher and president of the “Gruppo Ricerche Scientifiche Tecnichc Subacquee" of Florence, and former member of the Executive Committee of the World Federation of Underwater Activities. 
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  • 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
  • Burt, Charles E. & Myers, George S. 1942. Neotropical lizards in the collection of the Natural History Museum of Stanford University. Stanford University Press, 52 pp.
  • Lanza, B. 1973. On some Phyllodactylus from the Galapagos Islands (Reptilia Gekkonidae). Publicato a Cura del Museo Zoologico dell’Università di Firenze, pp. 1-25.
  • Lanza, B. 1982. On some Phyllodactylus from the Galápagos Islands (Reptilia: Gekkonidae). In: Galápagos, Studi e Richerche - Spedizione “L. Mares - G.R.S.T.S.”. Gruppo Ricerche Scientifiche e Tecniche Subacquce, Firenze.
  • Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig 1869. Über eine neue Eidechsenart, Phyllodactylus galapagensis, von den Galapagos-Inseln. Monatsber. königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin. 1869 (October): 719-720 - get paper here
  • Rösler, H. 2000. Kommentierte Liste der rezent, subrezent und fossil bekannten Geckotaxa (Reptilia: Gekkonomorpha). Gekkota 2: 28-153
  • Slevin, Joseph R.;Leviton, Alan E. 1956. Holotype specimens of reptiles and amphibians in the collection of the California Academy of Sciences. [type catalogue] Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 28 (14): 529-560 - get paper here
  • Swash, A. & Still, R. 2000. Birds, Mammals and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands. Pica Press, 168 pp.
  • Torres-Carvajal O, Pazmiño-Otamendi G, Salazar-Valenzuela D. 2019. Reptiles of Ecuador: a resource-rich portal, with a dynamic checklist and photographic guides. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13 (1): [General Section]: 209–229 (e178) - get paper here
  • Torres-Carvajal, Omar, Andrea Rodríguez-Guerra, Jaime A. Chaves 2016. Present diversity of Galápagos leaf-toed geckos (Phyllodactylidae: Phyllodactylus) stems from three independent colonization event. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 103: 1-5 - get paper here
  • Van Denburgh, John 1912. Expedition of the California Academy of Sciences to the Galapagos Islands, 1905-1906. VI. The geckos of the Galapagos Archipelago. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 1: 405-430 - get paper here
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